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Forbes Release list of World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes 2018

Forbes Release list of World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes 2018

Forbes has released their annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes, with Floyd Mayweather retaining top spot for the fourth time in seven years.

BOXER Floyd Mayweather banked $275 million dollars from his boxing fight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017.

Lionel Messi ($146 million), Christiano Ronaldo ($142 million) and Neymar ($118 million) round out the top ten for soccer players.

Mayweather, Ronaldo and Tiger Woods are the only three athletes to top the best-paid list over the past 18 years. Woods ranks 16th this year with $43.3 million.

The top 100 earned $877 million from endorsements, memorabilia and appearance fees, down 1% from last year.

Swiss ace Federer remains the most attractive athlete for sponsors, with endorsement deals accounting for $85 million of his earnings.

Here is Forbes top ten athletes in 2018.

1

Floyd Mayweather

$375 million

Boxing

2

Lionel Messi

$146 million

Football

3

Cristiano Ronaldo

$142 million

Football

4

Conor McGregor

$130 million

MMA

5

Neymar

$118 million

Football

6

LeBron James

$112 million

Basketball

7

Roger Federer

$102 million

Tennis

8

Stephen Curry

$101 million

Basketball

9

Matt Ryan

$88 million

NFL

10

Matthew Stafford

$78.5 million

NFL

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