Top 10 Richest Sportspersons In The World

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: USD 88 Million

Captain of the Portuguese football team, Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest-paid athletes 2016 He’s the world’s most popular athlete with over 200 million social media followers.

2. Lionel Messi: USD 81.5 Million

Another football player Lionel Messi is the world’s second highest-paid athletes 2016. Messi is the only football player in history to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.

3. LeBron James: USD 77 Million


American professional basketball player LeBron James is the world’s third highest-paid athletes 2016. James has won three NBA championships (2012, 2013, 2016), four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), three NBA Finals MVP Awards (2012, 2013, 2016), two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), an NBA scoring title (2008), and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004).

4. Roger Federer: USD 68 Million

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 4 and he is the world’s fourth highest-paid athletes 2016. Federer holds several records of the Open Era: holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks, winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles;  reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times.

5. Kevin Durant: USD 56 Million

American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association, Kevin Durant is world’s fifth highest-paid athletes 2016. Durant has won an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals. He has also been selected to six All-NBA teams and seven All-Star teams.

6. Novak Djokovic: USD 56 Million

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is world’s sixth highest-paid athletes 2016. Djokovic is currently ranked world No.1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

7. Cam Newton: USD 53 Million

American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton is the world’s seventh highest-paid athletes 2016. Newton is the only player in the modern era to be awarded the Heisman Trophy, win a national championship, and become the first overall pick in an NFL draft within a one-year span.

8. Phil Mickelson:  USD 53 Million

American golfer Phil Mickelson is the world’s eighth highest paid athletes 2016. He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005) and an Open Championship (2013).


9. Jordan Spieth: USD 53 Million

American golfer Jordan Spieth is the world’s ninth highest paid athletes 2016. He is a two-time major winner and the defending FedEx Cup champion.

10. Kobe Bryant: USD 50 Million

Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player and businessman. He is the world’s tenth highest paid athletes 2016.


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