Roger Federer surpass Ronaldo and Messi as sports’ top earner

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.

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