Cristiano Ronaldo: World’s Highest Paid Athlete not Lebron James

By Grace

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete in the world not Lebron James. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athlete (in soccer sports) with a net worth of $88 million USD. He was a 3-time best player in FIFA.He is an endorser of Nike,Tag Heuer, Sacoor Brothers suits and Monster headphones.

In Portugal, he is very popular. But what about in the whole world? Who do you think is the most popular in sports? Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Kevin Durant, Novak Djokovic, Cam Newton or Phil Mickelson?

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Oh I forgot to mention the NBA legend Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. According to Forbes, the highest paid athlete is Cristiano Ronaldo. The best player of FIFA from Portugal that received a salary/winnings amounting to $55M (fifty five million dollars) and earned $32M (thirty two million dollars) in endorsements.

I Admire Cristiano Ronaldo and Lebron James

I admire these athletes. When it comes to soccer sports. I never watch soccer sports game if it is not the game of Portugal. I really admire Cristiano Ronaldo, for he is smart in the soccer field and of course his charms make him the most favorite soccer player.

Just like Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James is also a popular in his game. In NBA, National Basketball Association, Lebron James is the highest paid athlete followed by Kevin Durant. The following are the names of the highest paid athletes in the world;

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes in the World 2016

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Soccer | Portugal
  2. Lionel Messi | Soccer | Argentina
  3. Lebron James | Basketball | United States
  4. Roger Federer | Tennis | Switzerland
  5. Kevin Durant | Basketball | United States
  6. Novak Djokovic | Tennis | Serbia
  7. Cam Newton | Football | United States
  8. Phil Mickelson | Golf | United States
  9. Jordan Spieth | Golf | United States
  10. Kobe Bryant | Basketball | United States

Other highest paid athletes (not in order) are Floyd Mayweather Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Eli Manning, Tiger Woods, Joe Flacco, Tom Brady, Rory Mcllroy, Russel Wilson, Sebastian Vettel and Philip Rivers. Manny Pacquiao of Philippines is also on the list of highest paid athletes.

Source: Forbes.com

Highest Paid Athletes in the World 2016

Image Credit: Forbes.com

Conclusion

Most of the highest paid athletes are from United States and they usually play basketball and football. Highest paid athletes played different sports games; basketball, soccer, football, tennis, golf and even boxing. But why Cristiano Ronaldo raked 1 as the highest paid athlete in the world. It is because Cristiano Ronaldo making a lot of money than other athletes. He generates money through winnings and endorsements.

The lesson is simple. If you play hard on the court, if you make yourself as the best among the rest payers in your chosen sports, if you became popular and if you make your team a “champion”, and you’d became the best player, your chances to make more money is very high.

In endorsing company products, people will likely to buy an item that are or have been wear or use by their idols. Believe me, people would rather buy what Cristiano Ronaldo wear in his wrist (i’m talking about watches) than those of ordinary or average player wears.

I hope you liked this article. For more information about the list of successful people in sports, business and of course the list of billionaires, just stay tuned to Daily Investing Tips. If you were Cristiano Ronaldo and earn that much money out playing the game you love, what would you do to your earnings? Kindly leave a comment below. Share this page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

 

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