Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Top 100 Sports Earners.

Forbes has released the list of the first one hundred highest sports earners for the year 2017. One thing that was obvious was that salaries and earnings soared and no thanks to the increasing sport rivalry, huge TV deals and endorsement deals that is always on the rise.
PSG are set to shatter world record by the humongous amount they are will in to pay.
Athletes all over the world are becoming semi god not because of their unique skills alone but because they are paid more than their predecessors earned.

The 100 top-earning athletes has banked $3.11 billion combined over the last 12 months. Top on the list is the father of twins and Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo sat top of log with a whooping $93 million, including $35 million off the pitch from sponsors and licensing.

The other earners that made the first top five highest sports earners include  Cleveland Caveliers star man LeBron James, undisputed Fc Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, newly crowned Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and Golden state Warrior hardworker  Kevin Durant, all five of them generates more than $25 million annually from sponsorship deals.
According to Forbes this earnings covers from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017 and it includes salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, licensing and appearance fees.

Here's the list in Ranking, Name, Earnings Sport and Country.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million, (Soccer, Portugal.)
2. LeBron James, $86.2 million, (Basketball, U.S.)
3. Lionel Messi, $80 million, (Soccer, Argentina.)
4. Roger Federer, $64 million, (Tennis, Switzerland)
5. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
6. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Football, U.S.)
6. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Golf, U.K.)
8. Stephen Curry, $47.3 million (Basketball, U.S.)
9. James Harden, $46.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
10. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million (Racing, U.K.)
11. Drew Brees, $45.3 million (Football, U.S.)
12. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million (Golf, U.S.)
13. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
14. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million (Racing, Germany)
15. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million (Basketball, U.S.
16. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million (Tennis, Serbia)
17. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million (Golf, U.S.)
18. Neymar, $37 million (Soccer, Brazil)
19. Dwyane Wade, $36.2 million (Basketball, U.S.)
20. Fernando Alonso, $36 million (Racing, Spain)
21. Jordan Spieth, $34.5 million (Golf, U.S.)
22. Derrick Rose, $34.3 million (Basketball, U.S.)
23. Usain Bolt, $34.2 million (Track, Jamaica)
24. Conor McGregor, $34 million (MMA, Ireland)
24. Gareth Bale, $34 million (Soccer, U.K.)
26. Kei Nishikori, $33.9 million (Tennis, Japan)
27. Fletcher Cox, $33.4 million (Football, U.S.)
28. Clayton Kershaw, $33.3 million (Baseball, U.S.)
29. Carmelo Anthony, $32.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
30. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, $32 million (Soccer, Sweden)
31. Antonio Brown, $31.9 million (Football, U.S.)
32. DeMar DeRozan, $31.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
33. Rafael Nadal, $31.5 million (Tennis, Spain)
34. Eric Berry, $31.1 million (Football, U.S.)
35. Chris Paul, $30.9 million (Basketball, U.S.)
36. David Price, $30.6 million (Baseball, U.S.)
37. Miguel Cabrera, $30.3 million (Baseball, Venezuela)
38. Kyrie Irving, $29.9 million (Basketball, U.S.)
39. Stephon Gilmore, $29.3 million (Football, U.S.)
40. Justin Verlander, $28.8 million (Baseball, U.S.)
40. Andy Murray, $28.8 million (Tennis, U.K.)
42. Mike Conley, $28.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
43. Canelo Alvarez, $28.5 million (Boxing, Mexico)
44. Blake Griffin, $28.1 million (Basketball, U.S.)
44. Anthony Davis, $28.1 million (Basketball, U.S.)
44. Al Horford, $28.1 million (Basketball, Dominican Republic)
44. Von Miller, $28.1 million (Football, U.S.)
48. Dustin Johnson, $27.6 million (Golf, U.S.)
49. Albert Pujols, $27.3 million (Baseball, Dominican Republic)
50. Dwight Howard, $27.2 million (Basketball, U.S.)
51. Ryan Howard, $27 million (Baseball, U.S.)
51. Serena Williams, $27 million (Tennis, U.S.)
53. Robinson Cano, $26.6 million (Baseball, Dominican Republic)
54. Kevin Love, $26.4 million (Basketball, U.S.)
55. Chris Bosh, $26.3 million (Basketball, U.S.)
56. Dirk Nowitzki, $26 million (Basketball, Germany)
56. Cam Newton, $26 million (Football, U.S.)
58. Felix Hernandez, $25.8 million (Baseball, Venezuela)
58. Paul George, $25.8 million (Basketball, U.S.)
60. Jason Pierre-Paul, $25.7 million (Football, U.S.)
61. CC Sabathia, $25.6 million (Baseball, U.S.)
62. David DeCastro, $25.1 million (Football, U.S.)
63. Eli Manning, $25 million (Football, U.S.)
64. Buster Posey, $24.6 million (Baseball, U.S.)
65. Prince Fielder, $24.2 million (Baseball, U.S.)
66. Josh Hamilton, $24.1 million (Baseball, U.S.)
67. Zack Greinke, $24.1 million (Baseball, U.S.)
68. Harrison Barnes, $23.9 million (Basketball, U.S.)
69. Joe Mauer, $23.8 million (Baseball, U.S.)
70. Wayne Rooney, $23.6 million (Soccer, U.K.)
71. Bradley Beal, $23.3 million (Basketball, U.S.)
71. Luis Suarez, $23.3 million (Soccer, Uruguay)
73. Matt Kalil, $23.2 million (Football, U.S.)
74. Andre Drummond, $23.1 million (Basketball, U.S.)
75. Masahiro Tanaka, $23 million (Baseball, Japan)
76. Chandler Parsons, $22.9 million (Basketball, U.S.)
76. Chandler Jones, $22.9 million (Football, U.S.)
78. Cole Hamels, $22.7 million (Baseball, U.S.)
78. Hassan Whiteside, $22.7 million (Basketball, U.S.)
80. Sergio Aguero, $22.6 million (Soccer, Argentina)
81. Muhammad Wilkerson, $22.4 million (Football, U.S.)
82. Hanley Ramirez, $22.3 million (Baseball, Dominican Republic)
82. Justin Upton, $22.3 million (Baseball, U.S.)
82. Nick Perry, $22.3 million (Football, U.S.)
85. DeAndre Jordan, $22.2 million (Basketball, U.S.)
85. Marc Gasol, $22.2 million (Basketball, Spain)
87. José Reyes, $22.1 million (Baseball, Dominican Republic)
87. LaMarcus Aldridge, $22.1 million (Basketball, U.S.)
89. Anthony Joshua, $22 million (Boxing, U.K.)
89. Virat Kohli, $22 million (Cricket, India)
91. Klay Thompson, $21.9 million (Basketball, U.S.)
91. James Rodriguez, $21.9 million (Soccer, Colombia)
93. Jimmie Johnson, $21.8 million (Racing, U.S.)
94. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21.7 million (Baseball, U.S.)
94. Matt Kemp, $21.7 million (Baseball, U.S.)
94. Adrian Gonzalez, $21.7 million (Baseball, U.S.)
94. Brook Lopez, $21.7 million (Basketball, U.S.)
98. Nicolas Batum, $21.5 million (Basketball, France)
98. Wladimir Klitschko, $21.5 million (Boxing, Ukraine)
100. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $21.4 million (Racing, U.S.)

Source : Forbes.com

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