The Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes are among the most loved and talented brats around the world. Their rigorous efforts and hard work have allowed them to conquer a standpoint among the Highest Paid Athletes in the World 2014. Making an outstanding mark in the heart of their audience, they very actively performed this year in a team or individually. Find out Who Are the Highest Paid Athletes in the world and also get to know their annual earnings for this year. Acquiring an outstanding stance with some very notorious athletes, you will see Matt Ryan, Kobe Bryant, Phil Michelson and many more.
Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes
See through the list of Top 10 Most Paid Athletes in the World and find out what are their achievements for this year.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather relishes as the Number 1 Highest Paid Athletes by grossing 105 million dollars as his total earning. Born on 24th February 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, he became Americas undefeated champion in boxing. He is a professional boxer who won ten world titles and lineal championships in 4 varied weight classes. Till now in his career he won forty six fights out of forty six and twenty six fights won by K.O. With a boxing background of the family he became an unvanquished champion in almost all the leading championships.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t need much introduction, as he is one of the most valuable and renowned players in the world. He endorses 28 million dollars with 80 million total earnings for the year, which positions him on number two in the list of Most Paid Athletes in the World. He is a real deal for Real Madrid football club as they rewarded Cristiano with a five year contract valued 206 million dollars. This Portuguese champion was born on 5th February 1985, who also played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2009.
3. LeBron James
At Number three in our list of Most Paid Athletes in the World 2014 we have LeBron James, a professional basketball champion. He grosses 72.3 million dollars as his total earnings with 19.3 million dollars as his annual salary. James is one of the very celebrated NBA players who endorses for almost every leading commercials grossing 53 million dollar. He plays as an unstoppable forward for the Cleveland Cavalier of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is seen as one of the most influential players of NBA, who was adored by the spectators and Cavalier fans, since the start of his career.
4. Lionel Messi
The Argentina footballer Lionel Messi earns 64.7 million dollars a year which makes him the fourth Highest Paid Professional Athlete. Messi is the top scorer and best player for Argentina National Team and Barcelona Football club. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini was born on 24th June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Sponsors like Turkish airlines and Adidas have invested a lot on this superstar. This Argentina star footballer endorses 23 million dollars for commercials and earns 41.7 million dollars as his annual income.
5. Kobe Bryant
With total earnings of 61.5 million dollars, Kobe Bryant made it to number five in the list of Top 10 Most Paid Athletes 2014. As a rookie Bryant started his NBA National Basketball Association in 1996 after which he gained himself a reputation after winning 1997 Slam Dunk Contest. This LA Lakers champion player endorses for many marketers like Lenovo, Hublot, Panini, Turkish Airways and Nike, making 31 million dollars.
6. Tiger Woods
For several years now Tiger Woods still earns a renouncing position among the Highest Paid Male Athletes. He is one of the most successful golfers till now, who earns 61.2 million dollars as his total earnings. This American professional golf champion was born on December 30th 1975 in Cypress, California. It was in 1996 that Tiger started his proficient career and in 1997 he won his first major championship. Eldrick Tont Woods or Tiger Woods, who endorses 55 million dollars for merchandizes like Nike.
7. Roger Federer
At number seven in our list of utmost paid athletes we have Roger Federer who makes 56.2 million dollars. This Swiss Tennis super star deals with Rolex, Credit Suisse and Nike as sponsors endorsing 52 million dollars in total. He is one of the most successful tennis players who won 17 grand slams, 7 Wimbledon, 5 US Opens and many more. He made a very remarkable career as a professional tennis player who is lately ranked at number three in the world by Association of tennis Professionals.
8. Phil Mickelson
A professional golfer, Phil Mickelson earns 53.2 million dollars as his total earnings for the year. He earns 48 million dollars endorsing for Rolex, Exxon mobil, Barclay’s, KPMG and Callaway. In total he won 42 events on PGA Tour which also comprises of 5 major championships, three masters titles, an open championship and many more. Phillip Alfred Michelson or lefty was born on 16th June 1970 in San Diego, California.
9. Rafael Nadal
Earning 44.5 million dollars in total, Rafael Nadal ranks number 9 among the utmost paid professional athletes. This outrageous professional tennis player currently enjoys second rank in the world. Nadal, the Spanish champion earns 30 million dollars for endorsing with many leading brands like Nike. He received 14 grand slam singles titles and made endless records in ATP World Tour Tournaments. The salary earned by this renowned Spanish tennis player is 14.5 million dollars per year.
10. Matt Ryan
Without mentioning Mathew Thomas Ryan, a very renowned American football quarterback, we cannot complete our list of most paid athletes. He is a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons known for playing the National Football League (NFL). It was in 2008 that Ryan started his career with the Atlanta Falcons as a star player. Currently he earns 42 million dollars as his salary and endorses 1.8 million dollars for commercials. From 2005 to 2007 he played as a quarterback in the Boston College, leading them to a recorded victory.