World's Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes List by Forbes

Forbes Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2019

Forbes has released the world’s top 100 highest paid athletes list. In Top 10 world’s top 100 highest paid athletes list, Lionel Messi leads the chart with a total of $127 million USD in annual earnings followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with $109 million USD and Brazilian Football star Neymar is on 3rd position with $105 million USD.

Boxer Canelo Alvarez and tennis legend Roger Federer are sitting at numbers four and five respectively.

Russell Wilson is officially the NFL‘s most valuable player and 2019’s highest-paid American athlete. Aaron Rodgers fall just below his fellow league player, ranking at number seven. LeBron James is the third highest-paid American athlete just behind Wilson and Rodgers with $89 million USD at 8th position right above the Steph Curry (9th) and Kevin Durant (10th).

  1. Lionel Messi – $127 million USD
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $109 million USD
  3. Neymar – $105 million USD
  4. Canelo Alvarez – $94 million USD
  5. Roger Federer – $93.4 million USD
  6. Russell Wilson – $89.5 million USD
  7. Aaron Rodgers – $89.3 million USD
  8. LeBron James – $89 million USD
  9. Steph Curry – $79.8 million USD
  10. Kevin Durant – $65.4 million USD

Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes List Shared by Forbes – Complete List

Virat Kohli is the only Indian in Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes at 100 position and American tennis superstar Serena Williams is the only Women in Top 100 list at 63rd position. View complete list of top 100 world’s highest-paid athletes list below –

Rank Name Sport Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements
#1 Lionel Messi Soccer $127 M $92 M $35 M
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer $109 M $65 M $44 M
#3 Neymar Soccer $105 M $75 M $30 M
#4 Canelo Alvarez Boxing $94 M $92 M $2 M
#5 Roger Federer Tennis $93.4 M $7.4 M $86 M
#6 Russell Wilson Football $89.5 M $80.5 M $9 M
#7 Aaron Rodgers Football $89.3 M $80.3 M $9 M
#8 LeBron James Basketball $89 M $36 M $53 M
#9 Stephen Curry Basketball $79.8 M $37.8 M $42 M
#10 Kevin Durant Basketball $65.4 M $30.4 M $35 M
#11 Tiger Woods Golf $63.9 M $9.9 M $54 M
#12 Ben Roethlisberger Football $55.5 M $54.5 M $1 M
#13 Lewis Hamilton Auto Racing $55 M $45 M $10 M
#13 Anthony Joshua Boxing $55 M $45 M $10 M
#13 Khalil Mack Football $55 M $54 M $1 M
#16 Russell Westbrook Basketball $53.7 M $35.7 M $18 M
#17 Novak Djokovic Tennis $50.6 M $20.6 M $30 M
#17 Mike Trout Baseball $50.6 M $47.6 M $3 M
#19 Phil Mickelson Golf $48.4 M $12.4 M $36 M
#20 James Harden Basketball $47.7 M $30.7 M $17 M
#21 Conor McGregor Mixed Martial Arts $47 M $32 M $15 M
#22 DeMarcus Lawrence Football $46.9 M $46.8 M $150 K
#23 Bryce Harper Baseball $44.5 M $38 M $6.5 M
#24 Chris Paul Basketball $43.8 M $35.8 M $8 M
#25 Kyrie Irving Basketball $43.3 M $20.3 M $23 M
#26 Giannis Antetokounmpo Basketball $43.2 M $24.2 M $19 M
#27 Drew Brees Football $42.4 M $26.4 M $16 M
#28 Aaron Donald Football $41.4 M $40.9 M $500 K
#29 Damian Lillard Basketball $41.1 M $28.1 M $13 M
#30 Sebastian Vettel Auto Racing $40.3 M $40 M $300 K
#31 Blake Griffin Basketball $39.1 M $32.1 M $7 M
#32 Rory McIlroy Golf $39 M $8 M $31 M
#33 Paul George Basketball $38.6 M $30.6 M $8 M
#34 Brandin Cooks Football $38 M $37.5 M $500 K
#35 Kei Nishikori Tennis $37.3 M $4.3 M $33 M
#36 Nick Foles Football $35.8 M $33.8 M $2 M
#37 Rafael Nadal Tennis $35 M $9 M $26 M
#38 Manny Machado Baseball $34.8 M $34.3 M $500 K
#39 Anthony Davis Basketball $34.6 M $25.6 M $9 M
#40 Gordon Hayward Basketball $34.3 M $31.3 M $3 M
#40 Klay Thompson Basketball $34.3 M $19.3 M $15 M
#42 Carmelo Anthony Basketball $34 M $28 M $6 M
#43 Kyle Lowry Basketball $33.8 M $32.3 M $1.5 M
#44 Paul Pogba Soccer $33 M $29 M $4 M
#45 DeMar DeRozan Basketball $32.8 M $27.8 M $5 M
#46 Andres Iniesta Soccer $32.5 M $30 M $2.5 M
#47 Justin Rose Golf $32.4 M $18.4 M $14 M
#48 Joel Embiid Basketball $32.1 M $25.6 M $6.5 M
#49 Al Horford Basketball $32 M $29 M $3 M
#50 David Price Baseball $31.7 M $30.7 M $950 K
#51 Mike Conley, Jr. Basketball $31.5 M $30.5 M $1 M
#52 Jordan Spieth Golf $31.1 M $2.1 M $29 M
#53 Alexis Sánchez Soccer $30.8 M $28.3 M $2.5 M
#54 Clayton Kershaw Baseball $30.7 M $30 M $700 K
#55 Kylian Mbappe Soccer $30.6 M $26.6 M $4 M
#56 Deontay Wilder Boxing $30.5 M $30 M $500 K
#57 Trey Flowers Football $30.2 M $30 M $250 K
#57 Mesut Ozil Soccer $30.2 M $23.7 M $6.5 M
#59 Paul Millsap Basketball $30.1 M $29.6 M $500 K
#60 Matt Ryan Football $29.8 M $24.8 M $5 M
#61 Justin Verlander Baseball $29.5 M $28.5 M $1 M
#62 Yoenis Cespedes Baseball $29.4 M $29 M $400 K
#63 Miguel Cabrera Baseball $29.2 M $28.7 M $500 K
#63 Serena Williams Tennis $29.2 M $4.2 M $25 M
#65 Geno Atkins Football $29.1 M $29 M $75 K
#66 Oscar Soccer $29 M $27 M $2 M
#66 Earl Thomas Football $29 M $28.5 M $500 K
#68 Jake Arrieta Baseball $28.8 M $28.3 M $500 K
#68 C.J. McCollum Basketball $28.8 M $25.8 M $3 M
#70 Kawhi Leonard Basketball $28.7 M $23.2 M $5.5 M
#71 Kevin Love Basketball $28.4 M $24.4 M $4 M
#72 Justin Houston Football $28.2 M $28 M $200 K
#73 Albert Pujols Baseball $28 M $27.3 M $700 K
#74 Dwight Howard Basketball $27.8 M $24.3 M $3.5 M
#75 Antoine Griezmann Soccer $27.7 M $23.2 M $4.5 M
#76 Jrue Holiday Basketball $27.6 M $27.1 M $500 K
#77 Giancarlo Stanton Baseball $27.4 M $25.4 M $2 M
#78 Steven Adams Basketball $27.2 M $24.2 M $3 M
#79 Gareth Bale Soccer $27.1 M $20.6 M $6.5 M
#79 Bradley Beal Basketball $27.1 M $25.6 M $1.5 M
#81 Tom Brady Football $27 M $15 M $12 M
#82 Andrew Luck Football $26.9 M $24.1 M $2.8 M
#82 C.J. Mosley Football $26.9 M $26.7 M $150 K
#84 Felix Hernandez Baseball $26.6 M $26.3 M $300 K
#85 Odell Beckham, Jr. Football $26.5 M $21.5 M $5 M
#85 Otto Porter, Jr. Basketball $26.5 M $26 M $500 K
#87 Andre Drummond Basketball $26.4 M $25.4 M $1 M
#88 Harrison Barnes Basketball $26.3 M $24.8 M $1.5 M
#89 Nikola Jokic Basketball $26.2 M $25.5 M $750 K
#89 Hassan Whiteside Basketball $26.2 M $25.4 M $750 K
#91 Andrew Wiggins Basketball $26.1 M $25.5 M $600 K
#92 Manny Pacquiao Boxing $26 M $24 M $2 M
#93 Saquon Barkley Football $25.8 M $21.3 M $4.5 M
#94 J.D. Martinez Baseball $25.6 M $24.9 M $700 K
#95 Gennady Golovkin Boxing $25.5 M $23 M $2.5 M
#96 Joey Votto Baseball $25.4 M $25.1 M $300 K
#97 Jon Lester Baseball $25.3 M $25 M $300 K
#98 Marc Gasol Basketball $25.1 M $24.1 M $1 M
#98 Mohamed Salah Soccer $25.1 M $16.1 M $9 M
#100 Virat Kohli Cricket $25 M $4 M $21 M

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