HERE ARE THE HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES OF 2017

Having already been named the BEST FIFA Men’s Player of 2016, winning the Ballon d’Or, and leading Real Madrid to a first ever back to back Champions League win, Ronaldo continues to pick up more wins.  Ronaldo has topped Forbes annual list of highest paid athletes.

Ronaldo’s earnings come from a variety of sources including a $50 million a year contract from Real, a Nike deal worth $1 billion USD. In addition, he has rolled out his CR7 line which includes shoes, underwear, fragrances and a hotel line. It doesn’t suck to be Ronaldo. Check out the top 10 list below and the full list here.

The Highest Paid Athletes of 2017 (Total Earnings)

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $93 million USD
2. LeBron James – $86.2 million USD
3. Lionel Messi – $80 million USD
4. Roger Federer – $64 million USD
5. Kevin Durant – $60.6 million USD
=6. Rory McIlroy – $50 million USD
=6. Andrew Luck – $50 million USD
7.Stephen Curry – $47.3 million USD
8. James Harden – $46.6 million USD
9. Lewis Hamilton – $46 million USD
10. Drew Brees – $45.3 million USD