2014 World’s Highest Paid Athletes (UPDATED)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 | 1

THe Richest sports Players in the world

 Forbes List of Top 10 Highest Paid Sportsman 2014

Forbes Estimation of Highest Paid Athletes (June 2014)

Professional Fotballers have finaly break the shackels in money aspect of sports, Ronaldo and Messi get into the top 5 highest paid sports athletes on planet while Mayweather Returns top of the list by making $105.5 from two fights and he did not make any money from endorsements.

# ATHLETE YEARLY INCOME SALARY/WINNING ENDORSMENTS
1 Mayweather Networth 2013Floyed Mayweather
$105.5 M $105.5 M 0
2 Ronaldo Twitter FollowersCristiano Ronaldo  $80 M $52 M $28 M
3 Lebron james networth 2013Lebron James $72.3 M $19.3 M $53 M
4 Messi Salary 2013Lionel Messi $64.7 M $41.7 M $23 M
5 Kobe Bryant Salary 2013Kobe Bryant  $61.5 M $30.5 M $31 M
6 Tiger Woods net worth 2013Tiger Woods  $61.2 M $6.2 M $55 M
7 Federer Net WorthRoger Federer  $56.2 M  $4.2 M $52 M
8 Phil Michelson NetworthPhil Michelson  $53.2 M $5.2 M $48 M
9 Rafael Nadal live stream 2014Rafael Nadal  $44.5 M  $14.4 M $30 M
10 Matt RyanMatt Ryan $43.8 M $42 M $1.8 M
11 manny pacquaio net worthManny Pacquiao $41.8 M $41 M $0.8 M
12 Zlatan ibrahimovic salary 2013Zlatan Ibrahimovic  $40.8 M $36.4 M $4 M
13 Dereck Rose Net worthDereck Rose $36.6 M $17.6 M $19 M
14 Gareth bale Salary 2013Gareth Bale  $36.4 M $25.5 M $11 M
15 Rademal Falcao yearly salary, weeklyRademel Falcao  $35.5 M $32.4 M $3 M
17 Neymar Salary 2013Neymar Jr $33.6 M $17.6 M $16 M
18 Novak Djokovic career prize moneyNovak Djokovic  $33.1 M $12.1 M $21 M
19 Matthew StaffordMathew Stafford $33 M  $31.5 M $1.5 M
20 Lewis Hamilton SalaryLewis Hamilton  $32 M  $29 M $3 M
21 Kevin Durant 2014 salaryKevin Durant  $31.8 M  $17.8 M $14 M

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2013 List of World’s Highest Paid Athletes:

The blow is the list of 20 highest paid athletes from last years, above table shows the data collected till June 2014 which is the latest update making Floyd Mayweather the highest Paid player as he fought twice and got $105 million from two fights.

1 – Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods net worth 2013Total Yearly Income $78.3 million
Sports Earnings: $13.4 million
Major Brands: $65.3 million
Sport: Golf
Age: 36
Year: 2012-13

The household sports name in the world, Tiger Woods has dominated golf more than a decade, countless endorsments, and gold events winnings gets him around $59 every year. He endorses Nike which nets him more than $55 Millions over the years.
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2 – Roger Federer

Roger Federer net worth 2013-2014Total Yearly Income: $71.7 million
Sports Earnings: $6.5 million
Major Brands: $65 million (Nike, Rolex, Wilson, Credit Suisse)
Sport: Tennis
Age: 30
Year : 2012-13

One of all time best tennis player Rodger Federer is Tiger Woods of tennis, He got around $8M in winning from Tennish Championships while his the face of Nike, Rolex and credit suisse which nets him around $45M every year. He is one of the top sports man in our richlist as well.
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3 – Kobe Bryant

Total Yearly Income: $61.3 million
Sports Earnings: $27.3 million
Major Brands: $34 million
Sport: Basketball
Age: 33

One of the finest Basketball players and a icon in USA Koby Bryant is a houshold name across america and have great following outside of states as well, His sports earnings from NBA are around $20.3 a year which is enhanced by various endorsements he is part of.
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4 – LeBron James

Labron James earnings 2013Total Yearly Income$59.8 million
Sports Earnings: $17.8 million
Major Brands: $42 million ( Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and others)
Sport: Basketball
Age: 27
Year: 2012

NBA Player with the most lucarative contract to play in NBA, LeBron James gets payed around $4.4 Millions every year in salary, while his endorsemnets are with Nike, Coca Cola and many other and the list keep increasing by day and he gets him around $40, Hi stock is rising really fast.
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5 – Phil Mickelson

Total Yearly Income: $48.8 million
Sports Earnings: $4.8 million
Major Brands: $44 million (Callaway, Barclay’s, KPMG, Exxon, Rolex, Amgen/Pfizer)
Sport: Golf
Age
: 41

Along with Tiger Woods phil michelson is the face of the sport we call golf, he won around $47.8 Millions last year in his tennis winnings while he can make around $5 Millions with his endorsements deals across UK.
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#6. David Beckham

David Beckham is the Richest football player in the worldTotal Yearly Income: $47 million
Sports Earnings: $5.2 million
Major Brands: $42 million (H&M, Armani, Burger King, Sainsbury, Samsung)
Sport: Football
Age:37

Absolutely money making mechine, David Beckham is the richest footballer in the world, although towards retired now from football he made around $9 million last year in his professional contract with LA Galaxy and PSG, while we all know where his large bulk of money comes from. Yeah right Endorsement deals.
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#7 Cristiano Ronaldo

Total Yearly Income: $44.5 million
Sports Earnings: $20.5 million
Major Brands: $24 million (Nike, Castrol)
Sport: Football,
Age
: 27

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best player along side messi in world football, he gets around $20.5 from Real Madrid contract while his sponsorships with Nike, Armani and Konami makes him more than $22 last year.
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08 – Lionel Messi

Messi richest football player in the worldTotal Yearly Income: $41 million
Sports Earnings: $20.3 million
Major Brands: $21 million (PepsiCo, Herbalife, EA Sports)
Sport: Football
Age: 24

One of the finest Young players from the last decade, many regard his as the best ever player to have every graced the game of football. Lionel Messi makes around $130,000 a day with Barcelona contract while endorsements nets him around $19 millions.
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09 – Peyton Manning

Total Earnings : $42.4 million
Sports Earnings $32.4 million
Major Brands $10 million (Reebok, Sony, Papa John’s)
Sport: NFL
Age
: 36
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10 – Haloti Ngata

Total Yearly Income: $37.3 million
Sports Earnings: $37.1 million
Major Brands: $200,000
Sport: Football (NFL)
Age: 30

13 – Larry Fitzgerald

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Total Yearly Income: $36.8 million
Sports Earnings: $35.3 million
Endorsements: $1.5 million (Nike, EAS, University of Phoenix, AT&T and others)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Age: 30

14 Ndamukong Suh

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Total Yearly Income: $36 million
Sports Earnings: $35.5 million
Major Brands: $500,000
Sport: Football (NFL)
Age: 30

15 Charles Johnson

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Total Yearly Income: $34.4 million
Sports Earnings: $34.3 million
Major Brands: $100,000
Sport: Football (NFL)
Age:

16 – Rafael Nadal

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Total Yearly Income $33.2 million
Sports Earnings: $8.2 million
Major Brands: $25 million ( Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors, Richard Mille and Bacardi)
Sport: Tennis
Age
: 26

16 – Mario Williams

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Total Yearly Income: $33.2 million
Sports Earnings: $32.9 million
Major Brands: $250,000
Sport: Football (NFL)

18 – Alex Rodriguez

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Total Yearly Income: $33 million
Sports Earnings: $31 million
Major Brands: $2 million (Nike, Rawlings, Topps and Vita Coco)
Sport: Baseball, Age: 36

19 – Fernando Alonso

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Total Yearly Income: $32 million
Sports Earnings: $29 million
Major Brands: $3 million
Sport: Formula One Driver

#20 – Valentino Rossi

Total  $30 million
Sports Earnings: $17 million
Major Brands: $13 million
Sport: MotoGP Driver

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1 – Floyd Mayweather JR

Mayweather Net worth 2013-2014Total Yearly Income : $85 million
Sports Earnings: $85 million
Major Brands: $0
Sport: Boxing
Age
: 35
Year: 2012

One of the finest boxers of this generations, easily gets the best payout possible from a boxing fight, has a huge audians and called the “Money Mayweather” Just recently signed a deal fight Canelo Alvarez which will be the most expensive fight in the history of boxing a by margin and If Mayweather vs Pacquaio does happen that will get him around $150 from just one fight.
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2 - Manny Pacquaio

manny pacquaio net worthTotal Yearly Income: $62 million
Sports Earnings: $56 million
Major Brands: $6 million (Monster Energy, Nike, HP)
Sport: Boxing 
Age
: 33
Year: 2012

In the 21st century some of the sports have become super lucarative with Golf, tennis, american sports, football players are getting paid the most in the world. Players like David Beckham who has been a brand magnet throughout his career earns the most percentage of his earning through endorsment deals while he is not in the top 5 list of Highest paid sports players.

So we decied to make a top 20 list of highly paid players combining both their sports earning and the endorment deals which gets them huge sums of money every year. There are quite a few surprises as non of the footballers is in top 10 list. but who is than ?

2nd on the list and maybe as a surprise to many people is Manny Pacquaio the philipines boxer who has been fighting in USA for quite some tiem, if Mayweather is the bad guy, Manny Pacquaio is everyones favourite boxer. He endorsed brands like Moster drink, Hennessy, Nike which gets him more than $56 Million every year. although his stock has fallen in the recent years.
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  • Usama Arshad

    Who can miss Tiger Woods There! Hoping was to see him!


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