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Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer: Who are the most profitable athletes in the world?

Renowned for its various ratings, Forbes has just published the top of the world’s most “bankable” athletes. Who’s leading this new list? Melty.fr gives you the answer without further delay!


With the windfall salaries they perceive, internationally renowned athletes have quickly become a prime target for observers. These high incomes come mainly from their clubs, their sponsors or even from individual competitions. Nevertheless, these brands, clubs or other sports organizations that pay strong rewards for the athletes also find their interests. Today, the World sport poster heads generate millions for the benefit of those who invest in their performance and image. In order to better realize the phenomenon stated, Forbes has lifted the veil on the ranking of the most profitable athletes in the world. The number 1 of the TOP is therefore the tennis Roger Federer, which accumulates over $46 million of annual profit on his image. In the second position is a Tiger Woods ($46 million) which was already one of the best paid personalities,
After being voted best athlete in the world by Sports Illustrated, LeBron James completes the podium ($27 million). Very popular in India, the star of cricket Mahendra Singh Doni is awarded sixth place in the ranking ($21 million). It should be noted that in rank n ° 10 of this list, footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ($ 13 million million) are ex-aequo. With regard to the figures unveiled, the world’s greatest athletes should still see their accounts bailed to millions for a few more years …

TOP 10 most profitable athletes

1. Roger Federer (Switzerland), Tennis – $46 million 2. Tiger Woods (USA), Golf – $46 million 3. LeBron James (USA), Basketball – $27 million 4. Phil Mickelson (USA), Golf – $25 million 5. Maria Sharapova (Russia), Tennis – $23 million 6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India), Cricket – $21 million 7. Usain Bolt (Jamaica), athletics – $20 million 8. Kobe Bryant (USA), Basketball – $19 million 9. Li Na (China), Tennis – $15 million 10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Football – $13 million 11. Lionel Messi (Argentina), Football – $13 million What do you think of this ranking?

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