READ: Here are The Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes

THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

Forbes magazine crunched the numbers and figured out that the 100 athletes who earned the biggest salaries in the last year took in a staggering $3.1 billion.

Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 highest paid athletes in the world:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Soccer, Portugal)
  2. LeBron James, $86.2 million (Basketball, U.S.)
  3. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Soccer, Argentina)
  4. Roger Federer, $64 million (Tennis, Switzerland)
  5. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
  6. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Football, U.S.)
  7. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Golf, U.K.)
  8. Stephen Curry, $47.3 million (Basketball, U.S.)
  9. James Harden, $46.6 million (Basketball, U.S.)
  10. Lewis Hamilton, $46 million (Racing, U.K.)

A few other notables include Tiger Woods at #17, who somehow earned $37.1 million, Conor McGregor at #23 with $34 million and Albert Pujols – one of the worst players in baseball – landing at #49, raking in $27.3 million.

HERE IS THE ENTIRE LIST

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