Asides playing for passion and the love of the game, athletes are also cashing in big bags in the world of sports in this century.
In this article, we have taken time to look at the owners of these big bags and the highest-earning athletes in the world in 2020. Check them out.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Juventus forward player has a current net worth of $460M. Apart from being the most followed person on instagram, Ronaldo is also the richest athlete ever. He reportedly earns $1 million per post on instagram repping brands like Nike, Clear Haicare, and Six Pad Europe. Apart from that, he makes $35.2 million a year with his football club, Juventus.
2. LeBron James
The Power forward Los Angeles Lakers' player has a net worth of $450M. Lebron James is the richest NBA player and second richest athlete in the world, thanks to his $36 Million contract with the LA Lakers, a lucrative sneaker deal with Nike. He also counts other partnership deals with Kia Motors and Coca-Cola.
3. Roger Federer
The professional tennis player has a net worth of $450M. The tennis star earns almost $100 Million through his partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Credit Suisse, Rolex, and more.
4. Lionel Messi
The Barcelona forward player has a net worth of $400M. Although, he only makes $80 million a year playing for his football club, Messi earns extra through his $12 Million deal with Adidas. The football star also counts other amazing partnership deals with Pepsi and Mastercard.
5. Neymar Jr
The PSG forward has a net worth of $186M. Neymar Jr’s contract with his club PSG, earns him around $70 Million each year. His deals with Gilette, Red Bull, and Nike secures him a spot on the rich athletes’ list.
6. Kevin Durant
The Brooklyn Nets Power Forward has a net worth of $170M. Kevin Durant signed a $164 million four year contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. The athlete also counts sweet and lucrative sponsorship deals with Beats by Dre, Nike, and Gatorade.
7. Stephen Curry
The point guard for Golden State Warriors has a net worth of $130M. With the Golden State Warriors, Curry already brings home $37.8 million per year, but he makes more off the court. His deals with Under Armour, Brita, Chase, and, Infiniti earns him $80M every year.
8. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
A four division world champion boxer has a net worth of $120M. Alvarez’s Dazn five year contract totalling $365 million is one of the most lucrative deals signed by an athlete. The boxer also counts endorsement deals with Everlast, Under Armour, and, Hennessy.
9. Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and has a net worth of $120M. Though he earns $20 Million per year with the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers surpasses Wilson, thanks to his investments. He also owns a minority stake in the Milwaukee Bucks, and he recently launched a $50M venture with Roth Capital.
10. Russell Wilson
Wilson plays quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and has a net worth of $115M. Wilson is the highest paid athlete in the NFL, all thanks to a four year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson is also the CEO of a brand management company named WEST2EAST Empire and also counts deals with Microsoft, Bose, and, Braun.