The Swiss legend has taken over as the highest-paid athlete in Forbes’ annual earnings report,
topping Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have held the No. 1 spot in three of the past four years.
Roger Federer earned a total of 106 Million dollars as pre-tax, edging out Ronaldo by about $1 Million
to take the first spot as No.1 .
The $100 Million earning came from Roger Federer’s deals with Uniqlo, Credit Suisse; Mercedes-Benz
and more 10 other partners.
And here is the list of top 10 earning athletes:
|#1||Roger Federer||$106.3 M||$6.3 M||$100 M||Tennis|
|#2||Cristiano Ronaldo||$105 M||$60 M||$45 M||Soccer|
|#3||Lionel Messi||$104 M||$72 M||$32 M||Soccer|
|#4||Neymar||$95.5 M||$70.5 M||$25 M||Soccer|
|#5||LeBron James||$88.2 M||$28.2 M||$60 M||Basketball|
|#6||Stephen Curry||$74.4 M||$30.4 M||$44 M||Basketball|
|#7||Kevin Durant||$63.9 M||$28.9 M||$35 M||Basketball|
|#8||Tiger Woods||$62.3 M||$2.3 M||$60 M||Golf|
|#9||Kirk Cousins||$60.5 M||$58 M||$2.5 M||Football|
|#10||Carson Wentz||$59.1 M||$55.1 M||$4 M||Football|
The Forbes brought some facts about Roger Federer and his funds which is:
-Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time, thanks to an unmatched portfolio of lucrative endorsement deals.
-The biggest prize in his stable is Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo, which locked him up in 2018 under a 10-year, $300 million deal.
-Federer has won $130 million in prize money in his career, but the total is dwarfed by his off-court earnings from appearances and endorsements.
-The greatest men’s tennis player of all time briefly returned to the No. 1 ranking in 2018, becoming the oldest man by more than three years to do it.
-His eponymous foundation has raised more than $50 million and educated 1.5 million children in Africa since its launch.