These Are The World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes

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Forbes has come out with their list of the highest-paid athletes for 2016, and it’s filled to the brim with big names from a variety of sports. The dollar amounts listed next to their names represent combined income from their sports and endorsements.

From Forbes:

100. Buster Posey- $20.8 M
99. Carl Crawford- $20.9 M
98. Nico Roseberg- $21 M
97. Alex Rodriguez- $21.1 M
T94. Jayson Werth, Cameron Heyward, LaMarcus Aldridge- $21.2 M
93. Adrian Gonzalez- $21.4 M
92. Canelo Alvarez- $21.5 M
91. Matt Kemp- $21.7 M
T89. Justin Houston, Jacoby Ellsbury- $21.8 M
88. Maria Sharapova- $21.9 M
T85. David Ortiz, Conor McGregor, Eden Hazard- $22 M
T83. James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria- $22.1 M
82. Jimmie Johnson- $22.2 M
81. Bastian Schweinsteiger- $22.4 M
T79. Anthony Castonzo, Troy Tulowitzki- $22.5 M
78. Cole Hamels- $22.7 M
77. Joe Johnson- $22.9 M
T74. Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Andy Murray- $23 M
73. Demaryius Thomas- $23.4 M
T71. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Dez Bryant- $23.5 M
T69. Jason Day, Stephen Curry- $23.6 M
T65. Luis Suarez, David Price, Joe Mauer, Yoenis Cespedes- $23.8 M
64. Kevin Love- $23.9 M
63. Manny Pacquiao- $24 M
62. Paul George- $24.1
T60: Sam Bradford, Sergio Aguero- $24.3 M
59. CC Sabathia- $24.4 M
58. Prince Fielder- $24.6 M
57. Zack Greinke- $24.7 M
56. Felix Hernandez- $24.9 M
55. Chris Bosh- $25.2 M
T53. Trent Williams, Ryan Howard- $25.6 M
52. Russell Westbrook- $25.7 M
51. Cameron Jordan- $25.9 M
T49. Wayne Rooney, Blake Griffin- $26.1 M
48. Albert Pujols- $26.3 M
47. Miguel Cabrera- $26.6 M
46. Dwight Howard- $26.9 M
45. Robinson Cano- $27 M
44. Luke Kuechly- $27.1 M
43. Julio Jones- $27.2 M
42. Kyrie Irving- $27.6 M
41. Justin Verlander- $28.6 M
40. Serena Williams- $28.9 M
39. Olivier Vernon- $29 M
38. Cliff Lee- $29.3 M
37. Chris Paul- $30 M
36. Carmelo Anthony- $30.9 M
35. Drew Brees- $31 M
T33. Dwayne Wade, Clayton Kershaw- $32 M
32. Usain Bolt- $32.5 M
31. James Harden- $32.8 M
30. A.J. Green- $33.3 M
29. Kei Nishikori- $33.5 M
28. Derrick Rose- $34.1 M
27. Peyton Manning- $34.2 M
26. Marcell Dareus- $35.2 M
25. Gareth Bale- $35.9 M
24. Fernando Alonso- $36.5 M
23. Zlatan Ibrahimovic- $37.4 M
T21. Neymar, Rafael Nadal- $37.5 M
20. Philip Rivers- $38 M
19. Sebastian Vettel- $41 M
18. Russell Wilson- $41.8 M
17. Rory McIlroy- $42.6 M
16. Floyd Mayweather- $44 M
15. Tom Brady- $44.1 M
14. Joe Flacco- $44.5 M
13. Eli Manning- $45 M
12. Tiger Woods- $45.3 M
11. Lewis Hamilton- $46 M
10. Kobe Bryant- $50 M
9. Jordan Speith- $52.8 M
8. Phil Mickelson- $52.9 M
7. Cam Newton- $53.1 M
6. Novak Djokovic- $55.8 M
5. Kevin Durant- $56.2 M
4. Roger Federer- $67.8 M
3. LeBron James- $77.2 M
2. Lionel Messi- $81.4 M
1. Cristiano Ronaldo- $88 M

Props to Mickelson, Spieth, Woods, and Rory for holding down four of the top 20 spots. The only other pro golfer to be found is Jason Day at #69.

Look at the good old US of A, comprising of more than 65% of the top 20. I’m not 100% sure how Phil Mickelson’s recent “stock tip” is going to affect his ranking, but it probably won’t move him too far down when it’s all said and done.

People say that NFL players get paid too much, but I’m all for the league upping the salary cap solely so they can stuff Messi and Ronaldo in a locker.

[via Forbes]

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  1. Theta_Theta

    Messi and Ronaldo are on top because of massive endorsement deals with Nike and adidas apparently hocking cleats to the entire 3rd world is a lucrative business

    8 years ago at 3:28 pm
  2. Sir Fratsby

    Wow I’m surprised you asshats didn’t set this up so you have to hit next one hundred times

    8 years ago at 4:04 pm
  3. greekprospect

    What about Giancarlo Stanton who recently signed a $325 million contract for 13 seasons??

    8 years ago at 4:12 pm
  4. cockslover69

    Mickelson making more than any other golfer despite being ranked 20th in the world. TFM.

    8 years ago at 4:19 pm
    1. TucosMomsAWhore

      HEY DID YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE FROM CLUMPZIN MADE THE LIST BECUZ TEHY ARE ALL POORZ

      8 years ago at 1:39 am
    1. WolfOfWoosterStreet

      My guess would be that he isn’t one of the top 100 highest paid athletes. Like I said though, just a guess.

      8 years ago at 10:01 pm