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Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In The World 2018


Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World: Hello, Everyone Today I am going to share some exciting facts on the Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World 2018. An athlete is a sportsman or sportswoman who plays a role in the sports. It will be physical strength, speed or endurance activities. Most of the Athletes are Highest Paid Athletes listed in the World for their outstanding performance.

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World 2018 

10: Lewis Hamilton (Auto Racing)

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. He has worldwide fame for his races. Lewis has endorsement deals with many companies like- IWC, Monster Energy, L’Oreal, Bose, Puma, MV Agusta Motorcycles and Bombardier Recreational Products. He has a £100m three-year deal with the German manufacturer, The Mercedes, which will stay until the end of 2018.

09: James Harden (Basketball)

James Harden

James Edward Harden is a famous professional basketball player in America. He plays for ‘Houston Rockets’ of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In college life, Harden played for Arizona State and named as ‘Pac-10’ and ‘All-Americans’ player. He is the member of US National team and winning both the Summer Olympic in 2012 and FIBA World Cup in 2014. His 13 year deal with The Adidas made headlines for its duration. He gets $26.6M of salary and $20M from endorsement with total $46.6M of earning. Thus he makes his stand on the 9th position of the list of highest paid athletes in the World.

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08. Stephen Curry (Basketball)

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player of America. A sports analyst named him as the biggest shooter in the history of the NBA. He father Dell Curry was the ex-NBA player, and his elder brother Seth Curry are a present NBA player. Stephen exceeded the record of the top score of three-pointers with 286 in 2015 and again with 402 in 2016. He won the excellent player award for the session of 2014-15. Stephen ranks as one of the highest paid athletes in the world as he estimates a worth of $77M. Among those earning, $47.3M is his salary, and $12.3M comes from the endorsement.

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07. Andrew Luck (Football)

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck is a quarterback playing in American Football. He plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). During childhood, Andrew attended Stratford High School, and there he became one of the most decorated footballers during his prime. He became one of the most demanded high school football players. Andrew Luck is the multi-award winner professional player and has estimated worth of $50M. He gets $47M from salary and $3M from endorsement.

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06. Roger Federer (Tennis)

Roger Federer

He has already become a tennis legend with winning record 17 grand slam singles titles. His achievement made him the dominant male player of his time and also one of the greatest of all time. Yeah, we are talking about the Swiss Roger Federer. Still, he commands the most impressive endorsement portfolio in all of the sports with ten significant deals including Nike, Credit Suisse, Rolex, and Wilson. His worth touch the mark of $64M. Of which $6M comes from his prize money and other $58M comes from the endorsement.

05: Neymar (Football)


Neymar Jr. was known as Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. He is a Brazilian professional footballer. Neymar Jr. plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. His earns rise to $93 million.

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04. LeBron James (Basketball)

LeBron James

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the club team of ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ of NBA. He is a highest paid athlete in 2018. LeBron James wins many titles in his careers, such as NBA championship, NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two Olympic Gold Medals and many more. He grasps significant earnings from his NBA salary, endorsements, business ventures, and investments. He has the worth of $86.2M of which $55M comes from endorsements and $31.2M from salary and prize money.

03. Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Right now, Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athletes in the world. As he gets the word of $93M of which $35M comes from the endorsement and $58M from his salary. In 2009 he joined Real Madrid from Manchester United. That time, his transfer fees of $132M made him the most expensive soccer player in the history of the sport. He has the endorsement deal with a company like- Nike, Castrol, Konami, and others. All these things draw him to the number one position in the list of highest paid athletes in the World.

02. Lionel Messi (Soccer)

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi best player in the world of soccer and regards by many as the greatest of all time. He is a highest paid athlete now. None other than we are talking about the great Lionel Messi. This Argentine professional plays for his national team and Spanish club Barcelona. He has built up his endorsement portfolio that includes the company like- Adidas, PepsiCo, Konami, Audemars Piguet, Chery, and Air Europa, etc. He has the worth of $80M of which $27M comes from the endorsement and $53M from salary and bonuses.

01: Floyd Mayweather (Boxer)

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Joy Mayweather is a famous boxing promoter and professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015 and made a one-fight comeback in 2017. As an amateur, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. He held many globe titles in 5 weight classes and the lineal championship in 4 weight classes with an unbeaten record of 50–0, the 2nd highest winning streak, since Ricardo López, in the classical era of boxing . Golden Gloves championships (at light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight), and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.

Highest Paid Athletes in the World

RankHighest Paid Athletes
Net Worth
10Lewis Hamilton (Auto Racing)$46 million
09James Harden (Basketball) $46.6 million
08Stephen Curry (Basketball)$47.3 million
07Andrew Luck (Football)
$50 million
06Roger Federer (Tennis)$58 million
05Neymar Jr (Football)$93.6 million
04LeBron James (Basketball) $86.2 million
03Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer) $80 million
02Lionel Messi (Soccer)$86.2 million
01Floyd Mayweather (boxing )$372 million

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