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
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
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
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