Cristiano Ronaldo Tops The Forbes 20 Highest Paid Athletes List With $93m Earnings (Full List)


Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid sportsperson in 2017, for the second successive year, According to the latest Forbes’ Rich List of the world’s wealthiest athletes shows.

The Portugal captain Ronaldo topped the influential business magazine’s list for the first time 12 months ago.

Cristiano Ronaldo pocketed an incredible $93million over the past twelve months. The Portuguese star earned the bumper cash from salary, bonuses, and endorsements.

The figures are calculated before taxes and fees are taken into account, with Forbes estimating the total worth.

The list is dominated by basketballers. See the full list below..

1    Cristiano Ronaldo    $93 M       Soccer
2    LeBron James    $86.2 M      Basketball
3    Lionel Messi    $80 M     Soccer
4    Roger Federer    $64 M       Tennis
5    Kevin Durant    $60.6 M      Basketball
6    Andrew Luck    $50 M      Football
6    Rory McIlroy    $50 M       Golf
8    Stephen Curry    $47.3 M     Basketball
9    James Harden    $46.6 M      Basketball
10    Lewis Hamilton    $46 M      Auto Racing
11    Drew Brees    $45.3 M      Football
12    Phil Mickelson    $43.5 M       Golf
13    Russell Westbrook    $38.6 M      Basketball
14    Sebastian Vettel    $38.5 M     Auto Racing
15    Damian Lillard    $38.4 M     Basketball
16    Novak Djokovic    $37.6 M    Tennis
17    Tiger Woods    $37.1 M    Golf
18    Neymar    $37 M    $15 M      Soccer
19    Dwyane Wade    $36.2 M   Basketball
20  Fernando Alonso    $36 M    Auto racing

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