Forbes highest paid athletes list: Cristiano Ronaldo on top with earnings of $88 million

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the top position on the list with earnings of $88 million.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2016 5:05 pm
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Forbes released its list of top paid athletes. The 100 top-earning athletes hail from 23 countries and compete in ten sports. Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the top position of the list with an earnings of $88 million. He earned $56 million in salary and $32 million from endorsements.

Here’s a look at the other 99 on the list. No Indian cricketer or athlete finds a spot.

Player                 Earnings   Salary     Endorsements Sport

#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

#54 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

#61 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

#66 Joe Mauer $23.8 M $23 M $800 K Baseball

#67 David Price $23.8 M $23.3 M $500 K Baseball

#68 Luis Suarez $23.8 M $17.8 M $6 M Soccer

#69 Stephen Curry $23.6 M $11.6 M $12 M Basketball

# 70 Jason Day $23.6 M $15.1 M $8.5 M Golf

#71 Dez Bryant $23.5 M $23 M $500 K Football

#72 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

#75 Masahiro Tanaka $23 M $22 M $1 M Baseball

#76 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

#80 Troy Tulowitzki $22.5 M $22.2 M $300 K Baseball

#81 B.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

#84 James Rodriguez $22.1 M $15.1 M $7 M Soccer

#85 Eden Hazard $22 M $17 M $5 M Soccer

#86 Conor McGregor $22 M $18 M $4 M MMA

#87 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

#90 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

#95 Cameron Heyward $21.2 M $21 M $150 K Football

#96 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 $17.8M 3M Baseball

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