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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt among Forbes Magazine Top-Paid Athletes in the World

Usain Bolt on Forbes magazine richest athletes list
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The world’s fastest man, Jamaican sprint champion Usain Bolt, is among the 100 highest-pad athletes in the world with earnings totaling US$32.5 million. According to a survey by Forbes, it is estimated that Bolt earned $30 million in endorsements, plus another $2.5 million from his track achievements. Bolt is ranked in the Number 32 sport, between Harden of the Houston Rockets at $32.8 million and Clayton Kershaw of the MLB at $32 million. Lebron James of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers is third on the list, earing $77.2 million; he is also the highest ranking American. Football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are ranked Number One and Two, respectively. Below is the top 100 list:

Rank Name Sport Total
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Football $88 million
2 Lionel Messi Football $81.4 million
3 LeBron James Basketball $77.2 million
4 Roger Federer Tennis $67.8 million
5 Kevin Durant Basketball $56.2 million
6 Novak Djokovic Tennis $55.8 million
7 Cam Newton American football $53.1 million
8 Phil Mickelson Golf $52.9 million
9 Jordan Spieth Golf $52.8 million
10 Kobe Bryant Basketball $50 million
11 Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 $46 million
12 Tiger Woods Golf $45.3 million
13 Eli Manning American football $45 million
14 Joe Flacco American football $44.5 million
15 Tom Brady American football $44.1 million
16 Floyd Mayweather Boxing $44 million
17 Rory McIlroy Golf $42.6 million
18 Russell Wilson American football $41.8 million
19 Sebastian Vettel Formula 1 $41 million
20 Philip Rivers American football $38 million
21 Rafael Nadal Tennis $37.5 million
21 Neymar Football $37.5 million
23 Zlatan Ibrahimovi? Football $37.4 million
24 Fernando Alonso Formula 1 $36.5 million
25 Gareth Bale Football $35.9 million
26 Marcell Dareus American football $35.2 million
27 Peyton Manning American football $34.2 million
28 Derrick Rose Basketball $34.1 million
29 Kei Nishikori Tennis $33.5 million
30 A.J. Green American football $33.3 million
31 James Harden Basketball $32.8 million
32 Usain Bolt Track and field $32.5 million
33 Clayton Kershaw Baseball $32 million
33 Dwyane Wade Basketball $32 million
35 Drew Brees American football $31 million
36 Carmelo Anthony Basketball $30.9 million
37 Chris Paul Basketball $30 million
38 Cliff Lee Baseball $29.3 million
39 Olivier Vernon American football $29 million
40 Serena Williams Tennis $28.9 million
41 Justin Verlander Baseball $28.6 million
42 Kyrie Irving Basketball $27.6 million
43 Julio Jones American football $27.2 million
44 Luke Kuechly American football $27.1 million
45 Robinson Canó Baseball $27 million
46 Dwight Howard Basketball $26.9 million
47 Miguel Cabrera Baseball $26.6 million
48 Albert Pujols Baseball $26.3 million
49 Blake Griffin Basketball $26.1 million
49 Wayne Rooney Football $26.1 million
51 Cameron Jordan American football $25.9 million
52 Russell Westbrook Basketball $25.7 million
53 Ryan Howard Baseball $25.6 million
53 Trent Williams American football $25.6 million
55 Chris Bosh Basketball $25.2 million
56 Félix Hernández Baseball $24.9 million
57 Zack Greinke Baseball $24.7 million
58 Prince Fielder Baseball $24.6 million
59 CC Sabathia Baseball $24.4 million
60 Sergio Agüero Football $24.3 million
60 Sam Bradford American football $24.3 million
62 Paul George Basketball $24.1 million
63 Manny Pacquiao Boxing $24 million
64 Kevin Love Basketball $23.9 million
65 Yoenis Céspedes Baseball $23.8 million
65 Joe Mauer Baseball $23.8 million
65 David Price Baseball $23.8 million
65 Luis Suárez Football $23.8 million
69 Stephen Curry Basketball $23.6 million
69 Jason Day Golf $23.6 million
71 Dez Bryant American football $23.5 million
71 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Auto racing $23.5 million
73 Demaryius Thomas American football $23.4 million
74 Andy Murray Tennis $23 million
74 Masahiro Tanaka Baseball $23 million
74 Mark Teixeira Baseball $23 million
77 Joe Johnson Basketball $22.9 million
78 Cole Hamels Baseball $22.7 million
79 Anthony Castonzo American football $22.5 million
79 Troy Tulowitzki Baseball $22.5 million
81 Bastian Schweinsteiger Football $22.4 million
82 Jimmie Johnson Auto racing $22.2 million
83 Ángel Di María Football $22.1 million
83 James Rodríguez Football $22.1 million
85 Eden Hazard Football $22 million
85 Conor McGregor MMA $22 million
85 David Ortiz Baseball $22 million
88 Maria Sharapova Tennis $21.9 million
89 Jacoby Ellsbury Baseball $21.8 million
89 Justin Houston American football $21.8 million
91 Matt Kemp Baseball $21.7 million
92 Canelo Álvarez Boxing $21.5 million
93 Adrian Gonzalez Baseball $21.4 million
94 LaMarcus Aldridge Basketball $21.2 million
94 Cameron Heyward American football $21.2 million
94 Jayson Werth Baseball $21.2 million
97 Alex Rodriguez Baseball $21.1 million
98 Nico Rosberg Formula 1 $21 million
99 Carl Crawford Baseball $20.9 million
100 Buster Posey Baseball $20.8 million

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