The following are the top 10 highest paid sports stars including salaries, bonuses and also the prize money at the end of the 2018 to still now. They are listed here according to their salary and various other factors such as,
- Floyd Mayweather – He is a retired boxer who recovered the first place from the Cristiano Ronaldo after the age of 41 American’s significant earnings from the fight of last year. He is actually the 285 million USD worth athlete who fights with Conor McGregor last year who made him the world’s top paid athlete for the 4th time in totally seven years.
- Lionel Messi – Messi is the Argentina ace who narrowly exceeded Ronaldo after signing the new contract at the Barcelona but the Mayweather, Portuguese and golf Tiger Woods this year. Thus he ranked 16th place which remained only the 3 to top best paid athlete list during the past eighteen years. His total salary and prize money is 111 million USD.
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Ronaldo’s total salary and price money will be 108 million USD and he fell to the 3 place in this list because of the excellent performance of the Mayweather and Messi.
- Conor McGregor – The earnings of the McGregor in the 4th place will be about 99 million US dollars. He represented almost double that of 4 time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton 51 million USD.
- Neymar – Neymar is actually 26 years old Brazil striker who became the most expensive signing player in the last history of football. His total earning is about 90 million USD. Last summer, he left Barcelona for Paris St Germain in the move worth around 222 million Euros.
- LeBron James – His salary is totally about 85.5 million US dollars and he already owns 2 houses in the Los Angeles. Lakers fans will be trusting he can get an NBA title back to the city.
- Roger Federer – Federer is worth for 77.2 million USD and he is world’s number two athlete from Swiss who has won Wimbledon 8 times among the twenty grand slam victories.
- Stephen Curry – This 30 year old athlete total worth will be 76.9 million USD and he is 3 time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors.
- Matt Ryan – He is 9th highest paid athlete in the world and this Atlanta Falcons quarterback become the 67.3 million US dollar worth athlete in the NFL. It happened when he signed a 150 million dollars contract extension earlier of 2018.
- Matthew Stafford – This Detroit Lions quarterback was the top rated athlete in the year 2009 NFL draft and his total worth is 59.5 million USD. He became one of the top athletes only he signed the 135 million dollars contract before being beaten by Ryan.
All these 10 persons are highest paid athletes in the world and they are listed based on their salary, prize money, performance and also achievements in their field.