Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2018

Poverty is on peak in the world. People are craving for food; especially the situation is more alarming in the Asian & African countries. As per United Nations recent survey report it has come to know that more than 900 million people out 7.1 billion are bound to live under the poverty line but you never know that there are thousands of people in the world who are billionaire and sportsmen are from those. Sportsmen are also referred to athletes and it has been normally assumed that athletes earn much.

 Each athlete has been discussed in detail from every aspect, so let us to start discussion about athletes who earned so much fame and wealth of course. When I spent some time online came to know that people take special interest to know about highest paid athletes so I am going to share with our valuable users the list of

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2018.

1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is the highest paid athletes therefore he is topped in the list. Floyd is the American professional boxer who was born in Grand Rebids, Michigan on 24th of February 1977. His nick name is Pretty Boy. He has won 10 world titles, a five division world champion and also named lineal championship in 04 dissimilar weight classes. He was further awarded fighter of the year in 2007 from Boxing Writers Association of America. He suddenly belonged to boxer family and got the skills of boxing inheritance.

He was found to love boxing even his childhood as he never considered any other profession than boxing. His father Floyd Mayweather Sr. and mother fully backed their son to accomplish his ambitions to become one of the great boxing fighters.  Floyd spent most of his time with his father and during this period of time father has been doing everything to promote boxing skills.  He is having been won plenty national and as well as international awards, shields. With the passage of time he is now been considered the best boxer. As far as concerned to earning he is placed top in list because he is getting paid

Field of Sport:                       Football.
Money Made:                        $105 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $82 Million.
Endorsements:                     $23  Million.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Cristiano is the name of legend in the field of football. His original name is Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro but he commonly known as Cristiana Ronaldo. He is professional footballer belongs to Portugal. He was born on 5th of February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.  He got one older brother and as well as two sisters as siblings. He belonged to poor family and while he was studying in the school was eliminated due to thrown a chair on his teacher. He wanted to play football and his mother fully backed his son and allowed him to play full time at the age of 14.

He represented many national and international clubs as a player almost for the period of 04 years. His playing position is forward. He was found a great skilled player and continued exceptional performance so he was selected for national team of Portugal and stepped into international level in 2003. His performance has been tremendous since he started his international career and soon become one of the most famous players of football.  Ronaldo is the most expensive player therefore it is the reason he gained his name in top highest paid athletes. He is getting earnings as following:-

Field of Sport:                       Football.
Money Made:                        $80 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $52 Million.
Endorsements:                     $28 Million.

3. LeBron James:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

LeBron Raymone James known as LeBron James is the professional American Basketball player.  He was born in Akron, Ohio on 30th December, 1984. He was lived with her mother Gloria Marie James. LeBron found interesting in basketball so his mother allowed him to play under the teaching supervision of Rank Walker at the age of 09. He has been playing basketball at school and then club level. In 2003 he started his professional career when he was selected for Cleveland Cavaliers.

He scored 25 points in his first match at professional level. Soon he became most popular, expensive and as well as skilled player of USA. He has played 03 Olympic Games, FIBA World Championship and FIBA Americans Championship. As per his earning calculation he is stayed at 03 in the list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2015. He is earning following:-

Field of Sport:                       Basketball.
Money Made:                        $72.3 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $19.3 Million.
Endorsements:                     $53 Million.

4. Lionel Messi:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

His birth name is Lionel Andres “Leo” Messi Cuccittini but he is identified as Lion Messi. He is professional football player of Argentina and born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. The father Jorge Horacio Messi was a steel factory worker. His family was originally belonged to Ancona was than migrated to Argentina in 1883. He got two elder brothers Rodrigo & Matias and a sister Maria Sol. Messi is playing football at the age of 05.

When he was 11 years of age was diagnosed a growth hormone deficiency and required approximately $900 a month for treatment.  The parent of Messi was not in position to pay treatment fee however Rexach offered to pay medical bills. He started to play at club level from 2000 and then played intentionally representing Argentina National Team. Now he is counted the great player in the history of football. We have placed him at 4th in our list because he is getting paid the following earnings:

Field of Sport:                       Football.
Money Made:                        $64.7 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $41.7 Million.
Endorsements:                     $23 Million.

5. Kobe Bryant:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Kobe Bean Bryant is the birth name but he has been recognized as Kobe Bryant was on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is professional basketball player of America who plays for Los Angeles Lakers of National Basketball Association. He is the son of Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. He is also nephew of great John Chubby Cox. The nick name of Kobe is Jellybean.

Kobe started to play basketball when he was only 03 year of age. He has been spectacular during his career at school times. He received several of awards even his early career of life. He earned great fame in professional level. He is well known basketball player and has been expensive. As per records he is earns followings:

Field of Sport:                       NBA Basketball.
Money Made:                        $65 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $35 Million.
Endorsements:                     $30 Million.

6. Tiger Woods:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

His birth name is Eldrick Tont but people know him as Tiger Woods. He belongs to America and well recognized professional golfer. He was born on 30th December 1875 in Cypress, California. His nick name is Urkel. He is residing at Jupiter Island, Florida. When he was only 02 year of age his father “Earl” started to teach him that how to play golf.

He has been playing golf at school level and then College level. He started professional career from 1996. He is great golfer in the world. He has won many national and international awards and trophies. He is highest paid golf player in the world and in the list of highest paid athletes he is placed at 05 because of following earnings:-

Field of Sport:                       Golf.
Money Made:                        $67 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $12 Million.
Endorsements:                     $55 Million.

7. Roger Federer:

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Roger Federer is the tennis professional player of Switzerland. He was born on 8th of August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. He got only one sister as sibling. He got married with Mirka Vavrinec who was former Women’s Tennis Association player. He has lots of interest to play tennis and started to play at junior level from 1998. He won both boys and single competition at start of his career.

At his professional career his performance was upto the mark. He has won many tournaments titles such as Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and as well as Tour finals. He is commanding 100 ranking in tennis. Due to his excellent performance he has been named many awards. He is the highest paid tennis player and has been positioned at 07 in our list due to following earnings:-

Field of Sport:                       Tennis.
Money Made:                        $60 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $5 Million.
Endorsements:                     $55 Million.

8. Phil Mickelson:

 Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Yet another famous name in the field of Golf is Phil Mickelson. He is the professional golfer of America. He was born on 16 June 1870 in San Diego, California. His father name was Anthony Mickelson who was pilot in Airline. Mickelson graduated in 1992 from ASU and started to play professionally. He has won master tournament titles in 2004, 2006 and 2010. He has also won US Open title for 05 times. Michelson is the 16th player in the history of golf who has won three professional major titles. As far as concerned to his earning he has earned as below:

Field of Sport:                       Golf.
Money Made:                        $56 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $6 Million.
Endorsements:                     $50 Million.

9. Rafael Nadal:

 Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Rafael Nadal is the 9th athlete who has been paid highest in 2017. He belonged to Spain and was born on 3rd June 1986 in Manacor, Baleric Islands, Spain. His father Sebastian Nadal was a businessman who was having insurance company, restaurant, Vidres Mallorca and as well as Glass company. Rafael won regional championship when he was only 08 years of age. He started his professional career 2002 and has been amongst the awards till now. He is called one of the highest paid tennis players.

Field of Sport:                       Golf.
Money Made:                        $48 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $8 Million.
Endorsements:                     $40 Million

10. Matt Ryan:

 Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017

Matthew Thomas known as Matt Ryan is the American Football quarterback. He was born on 17th May 1985 in Exton, Pennsylvania. He got early school education from William Penn Charter School located in Philadelphia and college education from Boston College.  He has been playing football since his childhood and started to play professional from 2005. He is professional and popular player of America. He has been adjusted as the 10th highest paid athlete 2017 due to following statistical:-

Field of Sport:                       Football.
Money Made:                        $45 Million.
Salary and winnings:          $43 Million.
Endorsements:                     $2 Million.

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