Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World: To be successful in the field of sports, you should require regular practice and skills. And a handful people have the determination to make it to the top of anything, be it football, baseball, karate, basketball or any other sports. If you are a dedicated and lucky athlete, you can be one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. So here is the list of 10 world’s richest athletes of 2016.
10. Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan is a successful athlete. Ryan has a net worth of 43.8 million dollars, and he is one of the richest athletes in the world. He has become a millionaire at a young age of 29. last year he has gained 103.75 dollars from NFL franchise.
9. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who is considered as the greatest clay-court player in history. He is a skilled player who has earned the title of ” The King of Clay”. He is a left-handed player and has a net worth of 44.5 million dollars. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. Nadal is the most successful player who has won 14 Grand Slam single titles. He has started this year by winning the Mubadala title by defeating Milos Raonic.
8. Phil Mickelson
You need great determination and mental strength to be a great athlete. And to be one of the highest-paid athletes in the world is something not very easy to attain. In 2012, he was included in the world Golf Hall of Fame. Phil Mickelson is the best athlete who has earned a large income from the hockey profession. He is one of the sixteen golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors. Born in 1970, Mickelson is nicknamed as “Lefty” for his left-handed swing.he has a net worth of 53.2 million dollars.
7. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and is one of the most famous athletes in the world. He is ranked as the world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is among the eight men and among the five in Open Era to capture a position in Grand Slam. Federer has also acquired the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his native Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. And also an Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. He is the richest athlete in the world with a net worth of 56.2 million dollars. In 2016, he had suffered many injuries but regained the Second ranking in the world for a brief moment following Madrid.
6. Tiger Woods
Well known as “Tiger Woods”, Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. For the past several years he is one of the richest athletes in the world. He has a net worth of 61.2 million dollars. He started his career at the age of 20. In 1996, he signed with Nike, Inc. and Titleist that regarded as the most profitable endorsement agreements in golf history at that time. Tiger Woods has gained 79 official PGA Tour events, including 14 majors. Woods is the only athlete to have accomplished all four professional major championships in a row, achieving the feat in the 2000–2001 seasons.
5. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is the world famous athlete who has a net worth of 61.5 million dollars as per the records. He is a retired professional basketball player who has played for about 20 years with Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Byrant has achieved the NBA record for the most seasons playing with one franchise for a whole career. It is he who has led NBA for two seasons. He has started his basketball career at Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania and at that time he was the top high school basketball player in the country. He is the son of the ex-NBA player Joe Byrant.
4. Lionel Messi
Messi is considered as the best player in the world. He is the only football player in history to acquire five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes. Lionel Messi is a prolific goal scorer, and likewise, is the highest paid athletes in the world. He has a net worth of 64.7 million dollars.
3. LeBron James
LeBron James started his career as a basketball player at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was profoundly publicised in the national media as a coming NBA superstar. He has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an athlete who has won many awards in his life. James has a net worth of 72.3 million dollars. He is a famous personality who has featured in many books, tv commercials, and documentaries, etc. He is one of the Americas most influential and famous athletes, as his life has been the case of serious scrutiny. In 2015, he appeared in a film called Trainwreck.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional football player who has achieved many awards in his career. He is known as a Portuguese player who plays for r Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. The Portuguese Football Federation has named him as the best Portuguese player of all time. He is the successful player who has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo is one the highest paid athlete in the world with a net worth of 80 million dollars. In 2016, Forbes has named him as the world’s best-paid athlete. He is also the most remarkable sportsman in sport.
1. Floyd Mayweather
He is a professional boxer and now a boxing promoter. He acquires the top position on the list of highest-paid athletes in the world. He is regarded as the greatest boxers of all time. As a professional Floyd, he is unbeatable and has won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Floyd Mayweather is a boxer who has won ten world titles. In 2016, the ESPN has ranked Floyd as the greatest pound for pound boxer of the last 25 years.Forbes had listed him as the richest athlete in the world. He has an estimated net worth of 105 million dollars.