Top 10 World’s Highest Paid Athletes 2017-Forbes magazine release it yearly list of the world’s 100 highest paid sportsman in the world with Real Madrid main man Cristiano Ronaldo top the list with a whooping £71.8m total earnings retaining the spot once again.

Lebron James of basketball makes second in the list with a total earnings of £66.6m and five times ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi makes the number third in the list with total earnings of £61.8m.

Meanwhile, Forbes magazine released 100 highest paid sportsman in the world but this post will only be showing you the top 10 world highest paid athletes.

Top 10 World’s Highest Paid Athletes 2017-Forbes

1 Ronaldo-Football

2 LeBron James-Basketball

3 Lionel Messi-Football

4 Roger Federer-Tennis

5 Kevin Durant -Basketball

6 Rory McIlroy -Golf

6 Andrew Luck -American. Football

8 Stephen Curry-Basketball

9 James Harden-Basketball

10 Lewis Hamilton-Formula One

How The Calculations Work

Forbes earnings figures include all salaries and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017.

Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorship deals, appearance fees and licensing income for the 12 months through June 1 based on conversations with dozens of industry insiders.

The golfers’ income includes course design work. Forbes do not deduct for taxes or agents’ fees, nor do they include investment income
The list includes only athletes active in the last 12 months.

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