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  • Highest paid athletes in the world 2019

    Highest paid athletes in the world?
    Top 10 highest paid athletes in the world?

    Forbes have released the list of the world highest paid athletes  and we have seen three soccer players making the top three.

    Does that mean soccer is the richest sport in the world ?

    Lionel Messi leapfrog Many Floyd Mayweather who was number one last year to the top  while Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr make the top three .

    Lionel Messi is the richest sport player in the world as he earn a staggering $127m in 2019 while Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently with Juventus after signing from Real Madrid last summer earn  $109m .

    Neymar Jr who joined the Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona two years ago is the third with $105m a year.

     Boxer Canelo Alvarez is fourth with $94m annual salary,  the only boxer to make the top 10 list.

    Tennis superstar Rodger Federer is the fifth highest paid athletes in the world and the only tennis player on the list,  he earn $93.4m a year.

    American football players Russel Wilson and Aaron Rodgers earn $89.5m and $89.3m respectively as they claim 6th and 7th position on the log.
    Basketball trio LeBron James, Steven Curry and Derin Duran complete the top 10 list as they earn $89m , $79.8m and $65.4m respectively.

    Here is the top 10 list of the world highest paid athletes

    Lionel Messi   $127m  Soccer
    Cristiano Ronaldo  $109m  Soccer
    Neymar Jr   $105m     Soccer
    Canelo Alvarez  $94m  Boxing
    Roger Federer $93.4m   Tennis
    Russel Wilson  $89.5m  Football
    Aaron Rodgers  $89.3m  Football
    LeBron James  $89m  Basketball
    Steven Curry  $79.8m  Basketball
    Derin Duran   $65.4m  Basketball

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