Global media company, Forbes has released the list for year 2020 highest paid athletes on planet Earth and surprisingly it’s not a footballer.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe might be
banging in goals and participating in the most followed sport in the world but they
are miles away from being named the highest paid athletes on earth.
Tennis legendary player, Roger Federer comes first in a list that’s filled with talented sportsman.
Coming in second place is nobody other than the man himself, Cristiano Ronaldo
who was ahead of his bitter rival, Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Italian Giant, Juventus seems to have played a great role
in his paycheck which seen him move past his Barcelona rival, Lionel Messi who was
third on the list.
Brazilian and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar comes fourth on the rankings as
his good form on the pitch of play for the French Giant have seen him earn more
than basketball legend, Lebron James.
See the full list below of Forbes highest paid athletes 2020:
- Roger Federer (tennis): $106.3 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $105 million
- Lionel Messi (soccer): $104 million
- Neymar (soccer): $95.5 million
- LeBron James (basketball): $88.2 million
- Stephen Curry (basketball): $74.4 million
- Kevin Durant (basketball): $63.9 million
- Tiger Woods (golf): $62.3 million
- Kirk Cousins (football): $60.5 million
- Carson Wentz (football): $59.1 million
The world's highest-paid athletes in 2020, according to @forbes
1. Roger Federer
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Lionel Messi
5. LeBron James
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 29, 2020
In other news, Football season has finally resumed and although not all top five leagues across the globe are back, we can currently enjoy football matches from the Bundesliga which kicked off two weeks ago.
meanwhile the English Premier League will return on the 17th of June 2020, while the Serie A would also be returning In June and that also includes the La Liga.