2016 Highest Paid Athletes: Cristiano Ronaldo Named Highest Earner

2016 Highest Paid Athletes – Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has been named by Forbes the highest earning athlete of 2016.


2016 Highest Paid Athletes: Lionel Messi

Over the last 1 year, the 3-time World Player of the Year made $56 million in salary and $32 million in endorsements, for a total of $88 million.

Closely behind him is rival Lionel Messi who earned $81 million, with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, tennis legend Roger Federer and Oklahoma City Thunder’s superstar forward, Kevin Durant.

See the top to below!

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. Lionel Messi
  3. LeBron James
  4. Roger Federer
  5. Kevin Durant
  6. Novak Djokovic
  7. Cam Newton
  8. Phil Mickelson
  9. Jordan Spieth
  10. Kobe Bryant

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