News Forbes: The Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade

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    Forbes: The Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade


    Forbes said:
    Messi was the world’s highest paid athlete in 2019 at $127 million, thanks to $92 million from Barcelona. Ronaldo nudged above him for the full 10 years with the help of endorsement earnings, primarily from Nike...

    We also excluded earnings for athletes during their retirement years, keeping NBA stars like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan out of the top 10. Serena Williams is the only woman among the 40 highest-paid athletes of the decade, earning $215 million.

    #10 Lewis Hamilton: $400 million
    The six-time F1 World Champion is the most marketable athlete in the sport and commands the biggest paycheck.

    #9 Kevin Durant: $425 million
    Durant’s annual earnings from his salary and endorsements jumped 400% during the course of the decade.

    #8 Manny Pacquiao: $435 million
    Pacquiao’s 25 pay-per-view fights have generated 20 million buys and an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue.

    #7 Phil Mickelson: $480 million
    Mickelson nabbed the biggest paycheck of his career in 2018 when he defeated his longtime rival Woods in an exhibition for a $9 million purse.

    #6 Tiger Woods: $615 million
    Tiger averaged only 10 PGA Tour events per year during the 2010s, but his endorsement earnings for the decade were tops among athletes.
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    Playing Captain Tiger Woods celebrates with the cup after they defeated the International team 16-14 during the 2019 Presidents Cup.

    #5 Roger Federer
    : $640 million
    Federer, 38, is on the back end of his tennis career, but his earnings will stay high on the back of a 10-year, $300 million deal with Uniqlo inked in 2018.

    #4 LeBron James: $680 million
    James has made more than twice as much from endorsements during his first 16 years in the NBA, compared to his $270 million in playing salary.

    #3 Lionel Messi: $750 million
    Messi’s 2019 playing salary for Barcelona is the highest of any athlete across all team sports.

    #2 Cristiano Ronaldo: $800 million
    Ronaldo’s endorsement partners benefit from his massive Instagram and Facebook followings, which both rank as the biggest of any person on the planet.

    #1 Floyd Mayweather: $915 million
    Mayweather pocketed more than $500 million combined for his 2015 and 2017 fights versus Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.
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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout.
     
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    Almost a billion in fight purses and revenue. Insane.
     
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    mayweather still the most successful athlete even tho he’s been retired a few years
     
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    Testament to Floyd's greatness.
     
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    In money yes but...

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    In skill and excitement, and above all, tactics and intelligence too.
    American football is a bunch of roided up meatheads ramming into each others heads and grappling with each other.
     
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    I agree and but I enjoy both sports. I would watch soccer 24/7 if they could rid the sport of flopping.
     
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    I mean, that didn’t include his Oscar fight so between 07-2017 that’d push it over a billion I’d think
     
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    It's football and it's called diving. Flopping sounds like something a fish would do. And this coming from someone who doesn't like the game.
     
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    My location.. It's known as soccer here.

    This looks pretty floppy to me lol,

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    Considering there are 54 men on a CTE football team and the average career is only 3.3 years, it would stand to reason...
     
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