7 top highest paid sportsmen in the world

Here is a list of 7 highest paid sportsmen in world


​Forbes has come out with other comprehensive lists, ranking sportsmen across the globe on the basis of their earnings. Today, we will discuss the 7 most valuable athletes on the planet – and where that is computed on the basis of brand equity and potential, this one is based on who earns more in terms of cold, hard, currency.

Top ranked players

Here are the top 7 highest paid sportsmen in the world:-

· 1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money than any sportsman in the whole world.

Nationality: Portuguese

Earnings: $93 Million

Salary/Winnings: $58 Million

Endorsements: $35 Million

Major Endorsements: Nike, Egyptian Steel, CR7 Branded products including shoes, fragrance, innerwear, jeans and a line of hotels

The four-year extension Ronaldo secured with Real Madrid has raised his annual salary to $58 million per year, and he continues to grow in stature winning his record-equalling fifth FIFA Best player of the year award. His ever-growing social media accounts point toward a popularity that is not going to decrease at all soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo

· 2. LeBron James

LeBron James is the NBA’s undoubted King.

Nationality: American (US)

Earnings: $86.2 Million

Salary/Winnings: $31.2 Million

Endorsements: $55 Million

Major Endorsements: Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, Kia, Intel, and Verizon.

LeBron James is the King. He won 4-time MVP himself a place in NBA legend-dom by propelling infancies Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever NBA crown, the first major sports triumph for the city in more than half-a-century- and that by doing the impossible, coming from 0-3 down in the Finals vs. high-flying Golden State Warriors to win 4-3 in the seventh.

· 3. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi showed just what he was made off as he toyed with Real Madrid in their own backyard.

Nationality: Argentine

Earnings: $80 Million

Salary/Winnings: $53 Million

Endorsements: $27 Million

Major Endorsement deals: Adidas, Tata Motors, Gillette, Turkish Airlines

Leo Messi’s deal with EA Sports ended recently, making Adidas the single most important member of his portfolio – accounting for more than half of the Argentine’s $27 Million endorsement pie.

Lionel Messi

· 4. Roger Federer

Roger Federer exults as he enjoys his 2017 renaissance.

Nationality: Swiss

Earnings: $64 Million

Salary/Winnings: $6 Million

Endorsements: $58 Million

Major Endorsement deals: Barilla, Nike, Wilson, Credit Suisse, Mercedes, Rolex, Lindt, Jura, Moet & Chandon, Sunrise, NetJets

A knee-injury in early 2016 seemed that his career will come to an end but Federer didn’t stop.His most recent brand deal – a five year deal with Barilla, a pasta brand, worth $40 million – showed that his brand equity has never been quite this high.

· 5. Kevin Durant

​Kevin Durant celebrates as Le Bron James walks away from a despondent man.

Nationality: American (US)

Earnings: $50.6 Million

Salary/Winnings: $26.6 Million

Endorsements: $34 Million

Major Endorsement deals: Nike, Beats, American Family Insurance, BBVA, Sparkling Ice, Sprint Telecom, Panini and NBA 2K

Kevin Durant’s 27.2 career points per game average are the best among active players- and the fourth best of all time that one stat alone shows you what an incredible ballplayer Durant is. His shock move from Oklahoma City to Golden State last season made the Warriors an absolutely unbeatable team and the franchise to look out for in the branding world.

· ​6. Rory Mcilroy

​Rory McIlroy and the perfect swing- ruling the Golf world with an iron fist.

Nationality: Northern Irish (UK)

Earnings: $50 Million

Salary/Winnings: $16 Million

Endorsements: $34 Million

Major Endorsements: Nike, Taylor Made, Omega, Upper Deck, Electronic Arts

Rory Mc Ilroy is tied for 6th place- earning a cool 50 million from his salary and endorsements combined: of which he has quite a lot. While Nike signed him on for a 10-year extension in 2016, he also signed a blockbuster 10-year deal with golf equipment manufacturer Taylor Made after Nike’s exit from that field.

Rory McIlroy

· 7.Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck is not like anyone else on this list – his endorsement money is dwarfed by his salary.

Nationality: American (US)

Earnings: $50 Million

Salary/Winnings: $47 Million

Endorsements: $3 Million

Major Endorsements: Nike, TD Ameritrade, Panini, DirecTV Body Armor

The one with the lowest endorsement money on this list, by far, Andrew Luck eschewed every other brand but Nike in his early years before signing on a few more brands this year. His salary, though, is through the roof.

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