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20 Highest Paid Athletes

We all know athletes make a lot of money.

But who takes the cake? Who is the best marketer, businessman, and money-maker?

It’s necessary to be skilled in order to make money, but it also takes business and communication skills.

Read the list below to find out who has the biggest wallet, and the best negotiation skills!


20. Fernando Alonso: $36 million

Salary/bonuses: $34 million

Endorsements: $2 million

19. Dwyane Wade: $36.2 million

Salary/bonuses: $23.2 million

Endorsements: $13 million

18. Neymar: $37 million

Salary/bonuses: $15 million

Endorsements: $22 million

17. Tiger Woods: $37.1 million

Prize money: $107,000

Endorsements: $37 million

16. Novak Djokovic: $37.6 million

Prize money: $9.6 million

Endorsements: $28 million

15. Damian Lillard: $38.4 million

Salary/bonuses: $24.4 million

Endorsements: $14 million

14. Sebastian Vettel: $38.5 million

Salary/bonuses: $38 million

Endorsements: $500,000

13. Russell Westbrook: $38.6 million

Salary/bonuses: $26.6 million

Endorsements: $12 million

12. Phil Mickelson: $43.5 million

Prize money: $3.5 million

Endorsements: $40 million

11. Drew Brees: $45.3 million

Salary/bonuses: $31.3 million

Endorsements: $14 million

10. Lewis Hamilton: $46 million

Salary/bonuses: $38 million

Endorsements: $8 million

9. James Harden: $46.6 million

Salary/bonuses: $26.6 million

Endorsements: $20 million

8. Stephen Curry: $47.3 million

Salary/bonuses: $12.3 million

Endorsements: $35 million

T-6. Andrew Luck: $50 million

Salary/bonuses: $47 million

Endorsements: $3 million

T-6. Rory McIlroy: $50 million

Prize money: $16 million

Endorsements: $34 million

5. Kevin Durant: $60.6 million

Salary/bonuses: $26.6 million

Endorsements: $34 million

4. Roger Federer: $64 million

Prize money: $6 million

Endorsements: $58 million

3. Lionel Messi: $80 million

Salary/bonuses: $53 million

Endorsements: $27 million

2. LeBron James: $86.2 million

Salary/bonuses: $31.2 million

Endorsements: $55 million

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: $93 million

Salary/bonuses: $58 million

Endorsements: $35 million


Sources: Forbes

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