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Forbes ranking sees football(soccer) on top

Latest Forbes ranking has footballers leading the pack in earnings amongst athletes.

From the top 10 biggest earners, there were 3 basketball players, 2 football(soccer), golf and tennis players. and 1 American ‘football’ player.

The two biggest names in football made the top two. Ronaldo topped the list with $88 million while Messi sat right below him with $81.4 million.

This is what the top 10 looked like on

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