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9 Jun

SPORTS: Forbes Highest Paid Athletes

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Forbes Magazine releases their list for the worlds highest paid athletes of 2016 according to their salary, winnings & endorsements.

Peep the list out below.

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

#11

Lewis Hamilton

$46 M

$42 M

$4 M

Racing

#12

Tiger Woods

$45.3 M

$274 K

$45 M

Golf

#13

Eli Manning

$45 M

$37 M

$8 M

Football

#14

Joe Flacco

$44.5 M

$44 M

$500 K

Football

#15

Tom Brady

$44.1 M

$36.1 M

$8 M

Football

#16

Floyd Mayweather

$44 M

$32 M

$12 M

Boxing

#17

Rory McIlroy

$42.6 M

$7.6 M

$35 M

Golf

#18

Russell Wilson

$41.8 M

$31.8 M

$10 M

Football

#19

Sebastian Vettel

$41 M

$40 M

$1 M

Racing

#20

Philip Rivers

$38 M

$37.5 M

$450 K

Football

#21

Rafael Nadal

$37.5 M

$5.5 M

$32 M

Tennis

#21

Neymar

$37.5 M

$14.5 M

$23 M

Soccer

#23

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

$37.4 M

$30.4 M

$7 M

Soccer

#24

Fernando Alonso

$36.5 M

$35 M

$1.5 M

Racing

#25

Gareth Bale

$35.9 M

$24.9 M

$11 M

Soccer

#26

Marcell Dareus

$35.2 M

$35.1 M

$100 K

Football

#27

Peyton Manning

$34.2 M

$19.2 M

$15 M

Football

#28

Derrick Rose

$34.1 M

$20.1 M

$14 M

Basketball

#29

Kei Nishikori

$33.5 M

$3.5 M

$30 M

Tennis

#30

A.J. Green

$33.3 M

$32.8 M

$500 K

Football

#31

James Harden

$32.8 M

$15.8 M

$17 M

Basketball

#32

Usain Bolt

$32.5 M

$2.5 M

$30 M

Track

#33

Clayton Kershaw

$32 M

$31.2 M

$800 K

Baseball

#33

Dwyane Wade

$32 M

$20 M

$12 M

Basketball

#35

Drew Brees

$31 M

$19 M

$12 M

Football

#36

Carmelo Anthony

$30.9 M

$22.9 M

$8 M

Basketball

#37

Chris Paul

$30 M

$21.5 M

$8.5 M

Basketball

#38

Cliff Lee

$29.3 M

$29.2 M

$100 K

Baseball

#39

Olivier Vernon

$29 M

$28.8 M

$200 K

Football

#40

Serena Williams

$28.9 M

$8.9 M

$20 M

Tennis

#41

Justin Verlander

$28.6 M

$28 M

$600 K

Baseball

#42

Kyrie Irving

$27.6 M

$16.6 M

$11 M

Basketball

#43

Julio Jones

$27.2 M

$26 M

$1.2 M

Football

#44

Luke Kuechly

$27.1 M

$26.1 M

$1 M

Football

#45

Robinson Cano

$27 M

$24 M

$3 M

Baseball

#46

Dwight Howard

$26.9 M

$22.4 M

$4.5 M

Basketball

#47

Miguel Cabrera

$26.6 M

$24.1 M

$2.5 M

Baseball

#48

Albert Pujols

$26.3 M

$24.3 M

$2 M

Baseball

#49

Blake Griffin

$26.1 M

$18.1 M

$8 M

Basketball

#49

Wayne Rooney

$26.1 M

$20.1 M

$6 M

Soccer

#51

Cameron Jordan

$25.9 M

$25.8 M

$100 K

Football

#52

Russell Westbrook

$25.7 M

$16.7 M

$9 M

Basketball

#53

Ryan Howard

$25.6 M

$25 M

$600 K

Baseball

#53

Trent Williams

$25.6 M

$25.5 M

$75 K

Football

#55

Chris Bosh

$25.2 M

$22.2 M

$3 M

Basketball

#56

Felix Hernandez

$24.9 M

$24.4 M

$500 K

Baseball

#57

Zack Greinke

$24.7 M

$24.7 M

$50 K

Baseball

#58

Prince Fielder

$24.6 M

$24.1 M

$500 K

Baseball

#59

CC Sabathia

$24.4 M

$23.7 M

$700 K

Baseball

#60

Sergio Agüero

$24.3 M

$16.8 M

$7.5 M

Soccer

#60

Sam Bradford

$24.3 M

$24 M

$300 K

Football

#62

Paul George

$24.1 M

$17.1 M

$7 M

Basketball

#63

Manny Pacquiao

$24 M

$21.5 M

$2.5 M

Boxing

#64

Kevin Love

$23.9 M

$19.9 M

$4 M

Basketball

#65

Yoenis Cespedes

$23.8 M

$23.2 M

$600 K

Baseball

#65

Joe Mauer

$23.8 M

$23 M

$800 K

Baseball

#65

David Price

$23.8 M

$23.3 M

$500 K

Baseball

#65

Luis Suarez

$23.8 M

$17.8 M

$6 M

Soccer

#69

Stephen Curry

$23.6 M

$11.6 M

$12 M

Basketball

#69

Jason Day

$23.6 M

$15.1 M

$8.5 M

Golf

#71

Dez Bryant

$23.5 M

$23 M

$500 K

Football

#71

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

$23.5 M

$15 M

$8.5 M

Racing

#73

Demaryius Thomas

$23.4 M

$22.2 M

$1.2 M

Football

#74

Andy Murray

$23 M

$8 M

$15 M

Tennis

#74

Masahiro Tanaka

$23 M

$22 M

$1 M

Baseball

#74

Mark Teixeira

$23 M

$22.5 M

$500 K

Baseball

#77

Joe Johnson

$22.9 M

$21.9 M

$1 M

Basketball

#78

Cole Hamels

$22.7 M

$22.5 M

$200 K

Baseball

#79

Anthony Castonzo

$22.5 M

$22.5 M

$35 K

Football

#79

Troy Tulowitzki

$22.5 M

$22.2 M

$300 K

Baseball

#81

Bastian Schweinsteiger

$22.4 M

$19.4 M

$3 M

Soccer

#82

Jimmie Johnson

$22.2 M

$16.2 M

$6 M

Racing

#83

Angel Di Maria

$22.1 M

$20.6 M

$1.5 M

Soccer

#83

James Rodriguez

$22.1 M

$15.1 M

$7 M

Soccer

#85

Eden Hazard

$22 M

$17 M

$5 M

Soccer

#85

Conor McGregor

$22 M

$18 M

$4 M

MMA

#85

David Ortiz

$22 M

$16 M

$6 M

Baseball

#88

Maria Sharapova

$21.9 M

$1.9 M

$20 M

Tennis

#89

Jacoby Ellsbury

$21.8 M

$21.2 M

$600 K

Baseball

#89

Justin Houston

$21.8 M

$21.7 M

$100 K

Football

#91

Matt Kemp

$21.7 M

$21.2 M

$500 K

Baseball

#92

Canelo Alvarez

$21.5 M

$20 M

$1.5 M

Boxing

#93

Adrian Gonzalez

$21.4 M

$21 M

$400 K

Baseball

#94

LaMarcus Aldridge

$21.2 M

$19.7 M

$1.5 M

Basketball

#94

Cameron Heyward

$21.2 M

$21 M

$150 K

Football

#94

Jayson Werth

$21.2 M

$21 M

$200 K

Baseball

#97

Alex Rodriguez

$21.1 M

$20.7 M

$400 K

Baseball

#98

Nico Rosberg

$21 M

$20 M

$1 M

Racing

#99

Carl Crawford

$20.9 M

$20.6 M

$300 K

Baseball

#100

Buster Posey

$20.8 M

$17.8 M

$3 M

Baseball

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