Highest-Paid Athletes

The Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World 2020 with Infographics

Forbes List Of The World's Highest Paid Athletes 2020
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Sports are always been an integral part of our life and we love playing them. And also we love watching our superstars battle it out in fields to concur it. But this year has been a very difficult one for everyone with COVID-19 stopping most of the activities all around the world and also had an impact on highest-paid athletes.

 

With many of the leagues including Olympics being postponed to later dates, athletes have been faced with pay cuts. Forbes recently announced the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world 2020 covering between form 01 June 2019 to 01 June 2020.

Tennis legend Roger Federer became the first-ever tennis player to rank No.1 position in 30 years history of Forbes’s highest-paid athlete’s list and also the ninth person to take that position since 1990. The second and third positions were taken by football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The list of 100 comprises of athletes from 21 countries and from 10 different sports. There combined earning was a whopping $3.3 billion which was 9% lower than last year and the first drop for four years.

Let’s look at the top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world, don’t miss the infographics at the end.


#10. Carson Wentz is the 2nd highest-paid NFL player with $59.1 Million

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Age – 27
Sport – American football
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 59.1 Million
Endorsements – $ 4 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 55.1 Million

I hate losing, and I’m gonna do whatever it takes to be the best at whatever it is I’m doing.Carson Wentz


#9. Kirk Cousins is the highest-paid NFL player with $60.5 Million

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Age – 31
Sport – American Football
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 60.5 Million
Endorsements – $ 2.5 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 58 Million

I constantly want to be learning, growing, and a better understanding of things. And see where that takes us. – Kirk Cousins


#8.Tiger Woods with $62.3 Million is the only Golfer in the top 10 list

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Age – 44   
Sport – Golf  
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 62.3 Million
Endorsements – $ 60 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 2.3 Million

You can always become better. – Tiger Woods


#7. Kevin Durant from Brooklyn is the third highest-paid NBA player

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Age – 31 
Sport – Basketball  
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 63.9 Million
Endorsements – $ 35 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 28.9 Million

I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the side-lines outside. – Kevin Durant


#6. Stephen Curry six-time NBA All-Star from Warriors took the 6th spot

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Age – 32
Sport – Basketball
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 74.4 Million
Endorsements – $ 44 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 30.4 Million

I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge. – Stephen Curry


#5. LeBron James with $88.2 Million is the highest-paid NBA player

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Age – 35   
Sport – Basketball
Country – United States
Total earnings – $ 88.2 Million
Endorsements – $ 60 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 28.2 Million

You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed – you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that. – LeBron James


#4. Neymar the most expensive footballer ever takes the 4th position

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Age – 28
Sport – Football
Country -Brazil
Total earnings – $ 95.5 Million
Endorsements – $ 25 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 70.5 Million

 

I just want to be better every day, to get better every day, not to be better than anyone else. – Neymar

 


#3. Lionel Messi continues to remain in the top 3 position

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Age – 32   
Sport – Football
Country -Argentina
Total earnings – $ 104 Million
Endorsements – $ 32 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 72 Million

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. – Lionel Messi


#2. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the 2nd sport from last year in highest-paid athletes list

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Age – 35  
Sport – Football
Country – Portugal
Total earnings – $ 105 Million
Endorsements – $ 45 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 60 Million

Talent without working hard is nothing. – Cristiano Ronaldo


#1. Roger Federer is the first-ever Tennis player to rank in No.1 position

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Age – 38 
Sport – Tennis  
Country – Switzerland
Total earnings – $ 106.3 Million
Endorsements – $ 100 Million
Salary/Winnings – $ 6.3 Million

Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you. – Roger Federer


Infographics for Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes in the world

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Information Source: Forbes

Who is the highest-paid athlete in 2020?

Tennis legend Roger Federer is the highest paid athlete for 2020 according to Forbes with $106.3 Million. It includes $100 Million in Endorsements and $6.3 Million in Salary/Winnings.

Which athlete or player had the highest salary and winnings in 2020?

Barcelona star Lionel Messi earned the highest salary/winnings of  $72 Million

Who is the highest-paid NBA player in 2020?

LeBron James from Lakers is the highest-paid NBA player with total earnings of $88.2 Million. It includes $60 Million in Endorsements and $28.2 Million in Salary/Winnings.

Who is the highest-paid Football/Soccer player in 2020?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid Football/Soccer player with total earnings of $105 Million. It includes $45 Million in Endorsements and $60 Million in Salary/Winnings.

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