Top 10 World’s Highest Paid Athletes 2020 According To Forbes have been revealed Every year, global media house, Forbes releases facts and figures about the wealthiest people in the globe. This includes athletes, entertainers, entrepreneur’s et al.
Here, we look at the world’s highest paid athletes 2020 according to Forbes.
1) Roger Federer – $106.3M
Roger Federer, the legendary Swiss tennis player is the highest paid athlete of 2020. Federer raked in a staggering $106.3 million. The veteran has the most grand slams in male tennis history. Roger Federer has an unmatched portfolio of lucrative endorsement deals.
2) Cristiano Ronaldo – $105M
The Portuguese mega star became the first footballer to reach over a billion dollars in earnings. Because of his consistent superstar status, he’s maintained an approximate $100 million yearly income. Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed athlete on social media. His Instagram followers hit 200 million in 2020.
3) Lionel Messi – $104M
Messi won his 6th Ballon d’Or and FIFA Best Player awards in 2019. This is an unprecedented feat. Messi is the highest paid football player in the world, earning a reported $72 million per year from his club Barcelona. Lionel Messi has also won the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the continent a record six times.
4) Neymar Jr – $95.5M
Neymar is number 4, raking in an extraordinary 95 million dollars. Neymar recently separated with Nike with a year left on his contract. The deal was reportedly worth $105M. Neymar signed for French club Paris Saint Germain in 2017 for a world record fee of 222 million euros. Neymar is set to earn a total $350M from the deal.
5) LeBron James – $88.2M
Four-time NBA MVP, LeBron James joined the LA Lakers in 2018 under a four-year $153 million contract.
6) Stephen Curry – $74.4M
The two-time MVP signed the NBA’s first $200 million contract in 2017. He’s had the league’s top salary the past three seasons.
7) Kevin Durant – $63.9M
After three years with the Golden State Warriors, Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 under a four year, $164 million contract.
8) Tiger Woods – $62.3M
Tiger woods nabbed his first PGA Tour win in 5 years at the 2018 Tour Championship and added a fifth green jacket at the 2019 Masters.
9) Kirk Cousins – $60.5M
Cousins signed a two-year, $66 million contract extension with the Vikings in March 2020 that included a $30 million signing bonus.
10) Carson Wentz – $59.1M
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Carson Wentz to a contract extension in June 2019 worth $128 million over four years.
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