Highest Paid Athletes 2020

Highest Paid Athletes 2020

The following list shows the highest-paid athletes of modern times plus the lists for Highest Paid Athletes 2020 and every years lists from 2012 measured in United States dollars, as of 2017.

The list is only about modern time athletes. For example,¬†Gaius Appuleius Diocles, a Roman¬†Chariot racer¬†is said to have earned 35,863,120¬†sesterces, by some estimation over $15 billion in today’s dollars.This means he would be the best paid athlete of all time, derived from an extrapolation that his wealth would have been enough to fund the entire Roman Army for more than two months, “the apt comparison is what it takes to pay the wages of the American armed forces for the same period.” The 2020 list has for the first time in history a tennis player on top. Roger Federer of Switzerland made 100 million dollars in endorsements and another 6.3 in earnings from playing tennis.

Highest Paid Athletes 2020 list

The 2020 list is topped by 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. This marks the first year ever a tennis player is on top of the money list.

Rank Name Sport  Nation     Total Earnings    Salary/winnings   Endorsements
1  Roger Federer  Tennis  Switzerland Switzerland   $106.3 million    $6.3 million    $100 million
2  Cristiano Ronaldo  Association football   Portugal Portugal   $105 million    $60 million    $45 million
3  Lionel Messi  Association football  Argentina Argentina  $104 million    $72 million    $32 million
4  Neymar  Association football  Brazil Brazil $95.5 million    $70.5 million    $25 million
5  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States   $88.2 million    $28.2 million    $60 million
6  Stephen Curry  Basketball United States United States $74.4 million    $30.4 million    $44 million
7  Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States $63.9 million    $28.9 million    $35 million
8  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States $62.3 million    $2.3 million    $60 million
9  Kirk Cousins  American football United States United States $60.5 million    $58 million    $2.5 million
10  Carson Wentz  American football United States United States $59.1 million    $55.1 million    $4 million

Roger Federer, who has the best endorsement portfolio in sports, is just the ninth athlete to have landed in the top spot since 1990, the first year Forbes began tracking athletes’ earnings. He is also the first tennis player in the 30-year history to land at No. 1 after drawing $100 million off the court, thanks to deals with Uniqlo, Credit Suisse and Mercedes-Benz and 10 other partners. Ronaldo earned $45 million from Nike, Altice, Herbalife and his own CR7 brand, while Messi pulled in $32 million from Adidas, MasterCard and PepsiCo. Novak Djokovic is number 23 and Rafael Nadal is number 27 on the Highest Paid Athletes Money List of 2020.

Athletes from 21 countries and 10 sports make the final cut this year, as do two women — Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams ‚Äď the first time more than one woman has made the ranks since 2016, when Williams appeared with Maria Sharapova. Osaka, who earned $3.4 million in tournament pay, is another¬†dream endorser, collecting $34 million from brands including Nike, Nissan Motor and Procter & Gamble. No female athlete from any other sport besides tennis has ever made this elite rank.

Highest Paid Athletes – All Time

Michael Jordan is on top of the list where 15-time Major winner and friend Tiger Woods comes in second.

Rank Name Sport Nation   Total  earnings million us dollars
1  Michael Jordan  Basketball   United States United States   1,850
2  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States 1,700
3  Arnold Palmer  Golf United States United States 1,400
4  Jack Nicklaus  Golf United States United States 1,200
5  Michael Schumacher     Auto racing Germany Germany 1,000
6  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States 815
7  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States 800
 David Beckham  Association football   England England
9  Floyd Mayweather Jr.  Boxing United States United States     785
10 ¬†Shaquille O’Neal ¬†Basketball United States¬†United States 735

Highest Paid Athletes 2010-2019

The last decades athletes money list.

Rank Name Sport Nation  Total Earnings
1  Floyd Mayweathe  r  Boxing United States United States $915 million
2  Cristiano Ronaldo  Football   Portugal Portugal $800 million
3  Lionel Messi  Football Argentina Argentina $750 million
4  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States $680 million
5  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland $640 million
6  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States $615 million
7  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States $480 million
8  Manny Pacquiao  Boxing Philippines Philippines $435 million
9  Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States $425 million
10  Lewis Hamilton  Auto racing United Kingdom United Kingdom   $400 million


Highest Paid Athletes 2019 

The 2019 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank. Name Sport Nation Total   Salary/Winnings   Endorsements
1  Lionel Messi  Association football   Argentina Argentina   $127 million      $92 million   $35 million
2  Cristiano Ronaldo    Association football Portugal Portugal   $109 million   $65 million   $44 million
3  Neymar  Association football    Brazil Brazil   $105 million   $75 million   $30 million
4 ¬†Canelo √Ālvarez ¬†Boxing Mexico¬†Mexico ¬† $94 million ¬† $92 million ¬† $2 million
5  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland   $93.4 million   $7.4 million   $86 million
6  Russell Wilson  American football United States United States     $89.5 million        $80.5 million   $9 million
7  Aaron Rodgers  American football United States United States   $89.3 million   $80.3 million   $9 million
8  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States   $89 million   $36 million   $53 million
9  Stephen Curry  Basketball United States United States   $79.8 million   $37.8 million   $42 million
10  Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States   $65.4 million   $30.4 million   $35 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2018 

The 2018 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank Name  Sport Nation.   Total    Salary/Winnings    Endorsements
1  Floyd Mayweather  Boxing United States United States   $285 million   $275 million   $10 million
2  Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina   $111 million   $84 million   $27 million
3  Cristiano Ronaldo  football Portugal Portugal   $108 million   $61 million   $47 million
4  Conor McGregor  MMA Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland   $99 million   $85 million   $14 million
5  Neymar  football Brazil Brazil   $90 million   $73 million   $17 million
6  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States   $85.5 million   $33.5 million   $52 million
7  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland   $77.2 million   $12.2 million   $65 million
8  Stephen Curry  Basketball United States United States   $76.9 million   $34.9 million   $42 million
9  Matt Ryan  American football   United States United States   $67.3 million   $62.3 million   $5 million
10   Matthew Stafford  American football United States United States   $59.5 million   $57.5 million   $2 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2017 

The 2017 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank Name Sport Nation Total  Salary/Winnings  Endorsements
1 Cristiano Ronaldo    football Portugal Portugal  $93 million  $58 million  $35 million
2 LeBron James  Basketball United States United States  $86.2 million  $31.2 million  $55 million
3 Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina  $80 million  $53 million  $27 million
4 Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland  $64 million  $6 million  $58 million
5 Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States  $60.6 million    $26.6 million  $34 million
6 Andrew Luck  American football   United States United States  $50 million  $47 million  $3 million
6 Rory McIlroy  Golf Northern Ireland Northern Ireland.    $50 million  $16 million  $34 million
8 Stephen Curry  Basketball United States United States  $47.3 million  $12.3 million  $35 million
9 James Harden  Basketball United States United States  $46.6 million  $26.6 million  $20 million
10 Lewis Hamilton  Auto racing United Kingdom United Kingdom  $46 million  $38 million  $8 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2016 

The 2016 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank Name Sport Nation Total  Salary/Winnings  Endorsements
1  Cristiano Ronaldo    football Portugal Portugal  $88 million  $56 million  $32 million
2  Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina  $81.4 million  $53.4 million  $28 million
3  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States  $77.2 million   $23.2 million  $54 million
4  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland  $67.8 million    $7.8 million  $60 million
5  Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States    $56.2 million  $20.2 million  $36 million
6  Novak Djokovic  Tennis Serbia Serbia  $55.8 million  $21.8 million  $34 million
7  Cam Newton  American football   United States United States  $53.1 million  $41.1 million  $12 million
8  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States  $52.9 million  $2.9 million  $50 million
9  Jordan Spieth  Golf United States United States  $52.8 million  $20.8 million  $32 million
10  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States  $50 million  $25 million  $25 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2015

The 2015 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank Name Sport Nation Total  Salary/Winnings   Endorsements
1  Floyd Mayweather Jr.  Boxing United States United States    $300 million  $285 million   $15 million
2  Manny Pacquiao  Boxing Philippines Philippines  $160 million  $148 million   $12 million
3  Cristiano Ronaldo  football Portugal Portugal  $79.6 million  $52.6 million   $27 million
4  Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina  $73.8 million  $51.8 million   $22 million
5  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland  $67 million  $9 million   $58 million
6  LeBron James  Basketball   United States United States  $64.8 million   $20.8 million   $44 million
7  Kevin Durant  Basketball United States United States  $54.1 million  $19.1 million   $35 million
8  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States  $50.8 million  $2.8 million   $48 million
9  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States   $50.6 million  $0.6 million   $50 million
10  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States  $49.5 million  $23.5 million   $26 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

The 2014 hiighest paid athletes list.

Rank Name Sport Nation Total  Salary/Winnings  Endorsements
1  Floyd Mayweather Jr.    Boxing United States United States   $105 million  $105 million  $0
2  Cristiano Ronaldo  football Portugal Portugal  $80 million  $52 million  $28 million
3  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States    $72.3 million   $19.3 million  $53 million
4  Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina  $64.7 million    $41.7 million  $23 million
5  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States  $61.5 million  $30.5 million  $31 million
6  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States  $61.2 million  $6.2 million  $55 million
7  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland  $56.2 million  $4.2 million  $52 million
8  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States  $53.2 million  $5.2 million  $48 million
9  Rafael Nadal  Tennis Spain Spain  $44.5 million  $14.5 million  $30 million
10  Matt Ryan  American football   United States United States  $43.8 million  $42 million  $1.8 million

 

Highest Paid Athletes 2013

The 2013 hiighest paid athletes list. 

Rank Name Sport Nation Total  Salary/Winnings   Endorsements
1  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States  $78.1 million   $13.1 million  $65 million
2  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland  $71.5 million  $6.5 million  $65 million
3  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States.    $61.9 million  $27.9 million  $34 million
4  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States  $59.8 million  $17.8 million  $42 million
5  Drew Brees  American football United States United States  $51 million  $40 million  $11 million
6  Aaron Rodgers  American football.   United States United States  $49 million  $43 million  $6 million
7  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States  $48.7 million  $4.7 million  $44 million
8  David Beckham  football England England  $47.2 million  $5.2 million  $42 million
9  Cristiano Ronaldo   football Portugal Portugal  $44 million  $23 million  $21 million
10  Lionel Messi  football Argentina Argentina  $41.3 million  $20.3 million  $21 million

  

Highest Paid Athletes 2012

The 2012 hiighest paid athletes list. The 2012 list was released on 18 June 2012.

 Rank Name Sport Nationality   Total earnings   Salary/winnings    Endorsements.
1  Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Boxing United States United States    $85 million   $85 million   $0
2  Manny Pacquiao  Boxing Philippines Philippines   $62 million   $56 million   $6 million
3  Tiger Woods  Golf United States United States   $59.4 million   $4.4 million   $55 million
4  LeBron James  Basketball United States United States   $53 million   $13 million   $40 million
5  Roger Federer  Tennis Switzerland Switzerland   $52.7 million   $7.7 million   $45 million
6  Kobe Bryant  Basketball United States United States   $52.3 million   $20.3 million   $32 million
7  Phil Mickelson  Golf United States United States   $47.8 million   $4.8 million   $43 million
8  David Beckham  football England England   $46 million   $9 million   $37 million
9  Cristiano Ronaldo  football  Portugal   $42.5 million   $20.5 million   $22 million
10  Peyton Manning  American football United States United States   $42.4 million   $32.4 million   $10 million

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