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Richest Sports Player

Sports require practice and skill and only a handful of people have the determination to make it to the top. From the PGA Tour to the Olympic medalists, these individuals get paid a hefty sum to remain above the rest. Endorsements, contracts, and personal performance all help to build the wealth of an athlete. Take a look at our list and see whose net worth?s knock it out of the park

1.
- Floyd Mayweather (Boxer)

Floyd Mayweather is an American professional boxer.

He is the first athlete besides Tiger Woods to earn $100 million in Forbes' annual tally of the highest-paid athletes. 

He is currently undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion.

His September 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez set records for highest pay-per-view gross ($150 million), live gate ($20 million) and total revenue (roughly $200 million).

Earnings: $105 Million 

Endorsements: 0
 

Know more about:  U.S.A.


2.
-Cristiano Ronaldo (Footballer)

The Portugal and Real Madrid star was voted the sport's most valuable player in the world.

Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid

He is the captain for the Portugal national team.

In 2013, for the second time in his career after scoring 69 goals in 59 club and country competitions. 

Real Madrid rewarded him with a record 5-year contract worth more than $200 million.

Source of Wealth: Soccer

Total Earnings: $80 Million 

Know more about:  Portugal

3.
- LeBron James (Basketball)

LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player.
He is the National Basketball Association's biggest endorsement star.
Back-to-back championships and four MVP awards have made LeBron James the king of the NBA
Deals with Nike, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Upper Deck and others. Sales of his signature Nike shoes
He was tops among active players at $300 million in the U.S. during 2013.
Source of Wealth: Basketball 
Total Earnings : $72.3 Million

Know more about:  U.S.A.


4.
- Lionel Messi (Footballer)

He plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Argentina national team.
In May, he signed his 7th contract in 11 years that will pay him $50 million a year and extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2018.
Sponsors - Adidas, who launched his signature shoe last year.
Total Earnings: $64.7 Million

 

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Lionel Andres "Leo" Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer.
He plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the captain for the Argentina national team.
In May, he signed his 7th contract in 11 years that will pay him $50 million a year and extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2018.
Sponsors - Adidas, who launched his signature shoe last year.
Total Earnings: $64.7 Million

Know more about:  Argentina

5.
- Kobe Bryant (Basketball)

Professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakbers of the National Basketball Association.
Bryant had the highest salary in the NBA for the fourth straight year during the 2013-14 seasons.
His $30.5 million salary is nearly $8 million higher than any other player.
His deals with the likes of Turkish Air, Lenovo, Hublot, Nike and Panini for merchandise are worth $30 million annually.
Total Earnings: $61.5 Million

Know more about:  U.S.A.


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