September 18, 2018

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes According To Forbes 2018

by Prince Chandran

The Forbes has listed the highest paid athletes of 2018. Viral Kohli is the only Indian Athlete who made it into the list this year, he is ranked at no 83.

The top 10 athletes who made it into the list, we have 3 football stars in the top 5 this time, while the other two to make the top five were involved in a one-off big time boxing fight.

Two NFL stars did make the list, but they’re probably not the two NFL players most fans of the sport would have picked out.

10. Mathew Stafford

Athletes Mathew Stafford

Mathew Stafford is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

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Salary : $57.5 million

Endorsements – $2 million

9. Matt Ryans

Matt AYan

Matthew Thomas Ryan, nicknamed “Matty Ice”, is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

Salary : $62.3 million

Endorsements : $5 million

8. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA.

Salary : $34.9 million

Endorsements : $42 million

7. Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Salary : $12.2 million

Endorsement : $65 million

6. LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

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Salary: $33.5 million

Endorsement : $52 million

5. Neymar Jr

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

Salary : $ 73 million

Endorsements : 17 million

4. Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion.

Salary : $85 million

Endorsements : $14 million

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

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Salary : $61 million

Endorsement : $47 million

2. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

Salary : $ 84 million

Endorsements – $27 million

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015 and made a one-fight comeback in 2017.

Salary : $275 million

Endorsements : $10 million

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