20 Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Year 2018

in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete of the year for the fourth time in seven years.

His $275 million payday from his August fight against the UFC’s Conor McGregor caught the best spot. McGregor brought home $85 million—in excess of five times his next biggest paycheck—and terrains at number 4. Supports helped the two men up their salary. Mayweather made an extra $10 million from appearances and supports.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was the highest paid athlete in the world the past two years, this year, he falls to the third spot behind Lionel Messi. Neymar is the third soccer player to rank in the top five. He made $90 million, with $19 million of that coming from endorsements.

Let’s take a look at the 20 Highest Paid Athletes In The World:

#1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – Boxing

Salary/Winnings: $275 million

Endorsements: $10 million

#2. Lionel Messi – Soccer

Salary/Winnings: $84 million

Endorsements: $27 million

#3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Soccer

Salary/Winnings: $61 million

Endorsements: $47 million

#4. Conor McGregor -MMA

Salary/Winnings: $85 million

Endorsements: $14 million

#5. Nemar – Soccer

Salary/Winnings: $73 million

Endorsements: $17 million

#6. LeBron James – Basketball

Salary/Winnings: $33.5 million

Endorsements: $52 million

#7. Roger Federer -Tennis

Salary/Winnings: $12.2 million

Endorsements: $65 million

#8. Stephen Curry – Basketball

Salary/Winnings: $34.9 million

Endorsements: $42 million

#9. Matt Ryan – Football

Salary/Winnings: $62.5 million

Endorsements: $5 million

#10. Matthew Stafford – Football

Salary/Winnings: $57.5 million

Endorsements: $2 million

#11. Kevin Durant – Basketball

Salary/Winnings: $25.3 million

Endorsements: $32 million

#12. Lewis Hamilton – Auto Racing

Salary/Winnings: $42 million

Endorsements: $9 million

#13. Russell Westbrook – Football

Salary/Winnings: $28.6 million

Endorsements: $19 million

#14. James Harden – Basketball

Salary/Winnings: $28.4 million

Endorsements: $18 million

#15. Canelo Alvarez – Boxing

Salary/Winnings: $42 million

Endorsements: $2.5 million

#16. Tiger Woods – Golf

Salary/Winnings: $1.3 million

Endorsements: $42 million

#17. Drew Brees – Football

Salary/Winnings: $29.9 million

Endorsements: $13 million

#18. Sebastian Vettel – Auto Racing

Salary/Winnings: $42 million

Endorsements: $300,000

#19. Derek Carr – Football

Salary/Winnings: $40.1 million

Endorsements: $2 million

#20. Rafael Nadal – Tennis

Salary/Winnings: $14.4 million

Endorsements: $27 million

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