Top 5 Paid Athletes

5. Cristiano Ronaldo — $88 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player who plays forward for the Portugal national team as well as both Real Madrid. Ronaldo has regularly received compliments for being among the best soccer players on the planet. The Portuguese Football Federation in 2015 even named him the top Portuguese player. With that said, it comes as no real surprise that Ronaldo continues to be rated most well-known, along with among the world’s best-paid sportsmen. From the time Ronaldo was 23 years old, he’d already received FIFA World Player of the Year prizes and nominations for the Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo additionally holds the record having scored over 50 goals for six straight seasons.

In 2016, Ronaldo was among the best earning soccer players on the planet. The 31-year old Portuguese player received an annual salary of $56 million, with the added $32 million from sanctions.

4. Harrison Barnes — $94 Million

At 24 years old, Barnes is among the best-paid sportsmen of the entire year, which can be quite honestly astonishing. In the year 2012, Barnes entered the NBA draft, getting picked as 7th from the Golden State Warriors. Barnes helped the Dallas Mavericks win many games; that’s until he got himself ruled out for 16 and sprained his ankle matches. He jumped back onto the court, helping his team win a match contrary to the Charlotte Hornets once Barnes recuperated from his injuries.

In July of the year, Barnes signed a four-year contract together with the Dallas Mavericks, entitling him together with the potential for bonuses to $94 million dollars.

3. Mike Conley Jr. – $153 Million

In 2015, Conley Jr. earned the 3rd position on the Memphis Grizzlies’ scoring list, surpassing Shareef Abdur-Rahim’s once bonded title. In addition to this, Conley Jr. has been given the NBA Sportsmanship Award, on 2 separate occasions.

Conley Jr.’s contract is the maximum paid worth in the NBA history, and that doesn’t even count his future sanctions.

2. Manny Pacquiao — $160 Million

Manny Pacquiao mightn’t seem just like a guy that is dangerous. However, he undoubtedly isn’t someone you would like to mess with. Pacquiao is a Filipino professional fighter who also happens to be a politician. Pacquiao is carrying out an excellent job with it and is serving as the Senator of the Philippines. The generous and modest fighter has constructed for poor Filipinos in the Philippines, helping houses 1,000 they have direct access to clean water, electricity, and shelter. Pacquiao is considered as among the top fighters on earth. He’s won 11 major world titles, five lineal tournaments (in different weight classes) and is the very first and only eight-division world champion.

In 2015, Pacquiao was the 2nd highest paid sportsman according to Forbes. The professional fighter brought in over $160 million, which comprised a sum of $12 million in sanctions. Pacquiao made $125 million when he confronted Floyd Mayweather in the very much expected boxing match of 2015.

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — $300 Million

Mayweather Jr. had been boxing since 1996, just to call it quits in 2015, yet, hasn’t opposed to jumping into the ring if the cost is right. Mayweather Jr. is an undefeated fighter who’ll consistently be considered as one of the best fighters of all time. Mayweather Jr. has been named the best pound for pound fighter of the last 25 years by ESPN, and it isn’t difficult to see why.

Since turning professional in 1996, Mayweather Jr. has managed to bring in $700 million dollars total. He was the top getting sportsman, bringing in over $300 million dollars from an individual fight. Is it possible to consider that? Since 2016, he’s made that’s not counting any sanctions, and $44 million.

Sources: forbes.com, wikipedia.org, profootballtalk.nbcsports.com, gmanetwork.com