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Friday, 8 June 2018

Forbes ranks world highest paid athletes and Mayweather and Messi are currently toping

Forbes has ranked the highest paid athletes in the world and leads former boxer Floyd Mayweather and footballer Lionel Messi.

These athletes get their money not only from sports, but also from endorsements and television contracts.

Below is a report:

Floyd Mayweather leads the world's highest-paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years, thanks to a $ 275 million prize for his August boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor. The two fighters challenged the detractors who said the match would never take place and laughed all the way to the bank, with paydays with a high career. Take McGregor: an estimated $ 85 million, more than five times your previous largest check.
The fans could not resist the temptation to see if the impetuous McGregor could snatch the beloved "0" of Mayweather. The two wrestlers produced an entertaining 10-round battle, and viewers around the world watched Mayweather improve their 50-0 record for their career. The 4.3 million PPV buyers helped the fight generate more than $ 550 million in total revenue.
Mayweather generated another $ 10 million out of the ring for appearances, memorabilia and endorsements with Hublot and Tequila Avion to bring his total earnings for the year to $ 285 million. He joins Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as the only athletes to win $ 1 billion since becoming professionals (see how Floyd Mayweather earned $ 275 million for a night's work).
McGregor's back-up portfolio earned the Irish $ 14 million for Forbes account from partners Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy and Anheuser-Busch. His $ 99 million in total earnings ranks fourth among all athletes.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the highest paid athlete in the world in the last two years, and the Real Madrid star overcame Lionel Messi in both years for the FIFA Player of the Year award. But Messi surpasses his rival this year for earnings, after an extension of the contract with Barcelona that will keep him with the club until 2020-2021. Messi's annual salary and bonus exceeded $ 80 million before taxes, making him the highest paid player in the field this year. He ranks second overall with $ 111 million, including $ 27 million through sponsorship agreements with Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi and Huawei.
Ronaldo is among the three athletes who earn the most for the sixth consecutive year. His carry of $ 108 million in the last 12 months follows only Mayweather and Messi. The Portuguese striker is the most marketable player in football. Your Nike life contract is worth more than $ 1 billion. It has a number of other offers, including Herbalife, EA Sports and American Tourister, along with a growing product line with the CR7 brand for shoes, underwear, fragrances, jeans, children's clothing, hotels and restaurants soon opened in Brazil. It remains the most popular athlete in the world on social networks, with 322 million followers combined on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Neymar is the third soccer star among the top five. He jumps 13 positions to the fifth with an income of $ 90 million, including $ 19 million of support partners. Last August, the Brazilian forward signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth $ 350 million (PSG was also at stake for another $ 250 million for Barcelona to free Neymar from his contract there).

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