Wednesday, April 16, 2014

List of 25 Top-Paid Athletes in The World published an article on 14th April, featuring the top paid athletes in the world. Well, it is mind blowing seeing the huge amount of money these lucky hardworking guys earns doing what they like to do. It might interest you to know that the money does not include endorsements and sponsorships, it is just their salaries and bonuses.
List of 25 Top-Paid Athletes in The World
List of 25 Top-Paid Athletes in The World
The usual suspects are on the list, the likes of Mayeather Jr. who is undefeated in all his fights, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. I am a bit surprise to see a Zlatan Ibrahimovic in top 5, he is the last person I was seven expecting to see in top 10.

The star earners are listed below
  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (WBA/WBC) earns $73.5M.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, La Liga) earns $50.2M.
  3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona, La Liga) earns $50.1M.
  4. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers, NFL) earns $40M.
  5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG, Ligue 1) earns $35M.
  6. Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions, NFL) earns $31.5M.
  7. Tom Brady (New Englannd Patriots, NFL) earns $31M.
  8. Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Laker, NBA) earns $30.5M.
  9. Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons, NFL) earns $30M.
  10. Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens, NFL) earns $30M.
  11. Zack Greinke (Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB) earns $28M.
  12. Fernando Alonso (Red Bull, Formula One) earns $27.5M.
  13. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes Benz, Formula One).
  14. Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys, NFL) earns $26.5M.
  15. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, EPL) earns $26M.
  16. Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies, MLB) earns $25M.
  17. Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions, NFL) earns $25M.
  18. Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies, MLB) earns $25M.
  19. Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos, NFL) earns $25M.
  20. Robinson Cano (Seattle Mariners, MLB) earns $24M.
  21. Prince Fielder (Texas Rangers, MLB) earns $24M.
  22. Wladimir Klitschko (WBA/IBF/WBO) earns $24.
  23. Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies, MLB) erans $23.5M.
  24. Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees, MLB) earns $23.1M.
  25. Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins, MLB) earns $23M.
  26. Ablbert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels, MLB) earns $23M.
  27. CC Sabathia (New York Yankees, MLB) earns $23M.
No Nigerian on the list, I wish I could be the Nigerian on the list. *Winks*

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