Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Lionel Messi top Forbes’ 2018 ranking of world’s highest-paid athletes

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Lionel Messi top Forbes’ 2018 ranking of world’s highest-paid athletes

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At the upper end of financial compensation spectrum are chief executive officers of the world’s biggest corporations, but not much below them are the biggest names from the world of competitive sport.

WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

Forbes‘ 2018 ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes has two fighters making the top ten that were the subject of last year’s biggest boxing match: Floyd “Money” Mayweather (appropriately at No. 1), and Conor McGregor (at No. 4). Both fighters are unlikely to make it to the top of next year’s chart, as neither have yet fought in 2018.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather stand alone atop Forbes' 2018 ranking of world's highest-paid athletes

Outside of Mayweather and McGregor, the rest of the top ten features three footballers (Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar), two basketball players (LeBron James and Stephen Curry), two NFL players (Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford) and one tennis player (Roger Federer).

10) MATTHEW STAFFORD – $60 M

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9) MATT RYAN – $67 M

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8) STEPHEN CURRY – $77 M

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7) ROGER FEDERER – $77 M

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6) LEBRON JAMES – $86 M

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5) NEYMAR – $90 M

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4) CONOR MCGREGOR – $99 M

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3) CRISTIANO RONALDO – $108 M

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2) LIONEL MESSI – $111 M

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1) FLOYD MAYWEATHER – $285 M

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2018-10-23T18:28:59+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|

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