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Roger Federer surpass Ronaldo and Messi as sports’ top earner

Roger Federer surpass Ronaldo and Messi as sports' top earner
Roger Federer surpass Ronaldo and Messi as sports' top earner
Written by Tennis Shot

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.

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And here is the list of top 10 earning athletes:


Rank
NamePaySalary/WinningsEndorsementsSport
#1Roger Federer$106.3 M$6.3 M$100 MTennis
#2Cristiano Ronaldo$105 M$60 M$45 MSoccer
#3Lionel Messi$104 M$72 M$32 MSoccer
#4Neymar$95.5 M$70.5 M$25 MSoccer
#5LeBron James$88.2 M$28.2 M$60 MBasketball
#6Stephen Curry$74.4 M$30.4 M$44 MBasketball
#7Kevin Durant$63.9 M$28.9 M$35 MBasketball
#8Tiger Woods$62.3 M$2.3 M$60 MGolf
#9Kirk Cousins$60.5 M$58 M$2.5 MFootball
#10Carson Wentz$59.1 M$55.1 M$4 MFootball
Roger Federer surpass Ronaldo and Messi as sports’ top earner

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.