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

Usain Bolt on Forbes magazine richest athletes list

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:

1Cristiano RonaldoFootball$88 million
2Lionel MessiFootball$81.4 million
3LeBron JamesBasketball$77.2 million
4Roger FedererTennis$67.8 million
5Kevin DurantBasketball$56.2 million
6Novak DjokovicTennis$55.8 million
7Cam NewtonAmerican football$53.1 million
8Phil MickelsonGolf$52.9 million
9Jordan SpiethGolf$52.8 million
10Kobe BryantBasketball$50 million
11Lewis HamiltonFormula 1$46 million
12Tiger WoodsGolf$45.3 million
13Eli ManningAmerican football$45 million
14Joe FlaccoAmerican football$44.5 million
15Tom BradyAmerican football$44.1 million
16Floyd MayweatherBoxing$44 million
17Rory McIlroyGolf$42.6 million
18Russell WilsonAmerican football$41.8 million
19Sebastian VettelFormula 1$41 million
20Philip RiversAmerican football$38 million
21Rafael NadalTennis$37.5 million
21NeymarFootball$37.5 million
23Zlatan Ibrahimovi?Football$37.4 million
24Fernando AlonsoFormula 1$36.5 million
25Gareth BaleFootball$35.9 million
26Marcell DareusAmerican football$35.2 million
27Peyton ManningAmerican football$34.2 million
28Derrick RoseBasketball$34.1 million
29Kei NishikoriTennis$33.5 million
30A.J. GreenAmerican football$33.3 million
31James HardenBasketball$32.8 million
32Usain BoltTrack and field$32.5 million
33Clayton KershawBaseball$32 million
33Dwyane WadeBasketball$32 million
35Drew BreesAmerican football$31 million
36Carmelo AnthonyBasketball$30.9 million
37Chris PaulBasketball$30 million
38Cliff LeeBaseball$29.3 million
39Olivier VernonAmerican football$29 million
40Serena WilliamsTennis$28.9 million
41Justin VerlanderBaseball$28.6 million
42Kyrie IrvingBasketball$27.6 million
43Julio JonesAmerican football$27.2 million
44Luke KuechlyAmerican football$27.1 million
45Robinson CanóBaseball$27 million
46Dwight HowardBasketball$26.9 million
47Miguel CabreraBaseball$26.6 million
48Albert PujolsBaseball$26.3 million
49Blake GriffinBasketball$26.1 million
49Wayne RooneyFootball$26.1 million
51Cameron JordanAmerican football$25.9 million
52Russell WestbrookBasketball$25.7 million
53Ryan HowardBaseball$25.6 million
53Trent WilliamsAmerican football$25.6 million
55Chris BoshBasketball$25.2 million
56Félix HernándezBaseball$24.9 million
57Zack GreinkeBaseball$24.7 million
58Prince FielderBaseball$24.6 million
59CC SabathiaBaseball$24.4 million
60Sergio AgüeroFootball$24.3 million
60Sam BradfordAmerican football$24.3 million
62Paul GeorgeBasketball$24.1 million
63Manny PacquiaoBoxing$24 million
64Kevin LoveBasketball$23.9 million
65Yoenis CéspedesBaseball$23.8 million
65Joe MauerBaseball$23.8 million
65David PriceBaseball$23.8 million
65Luis SuárezFootball$23.8 million
69Stephen CurryBasketball$23.6 million
69Jason DayGolf$23.6 million
71Dez BryantAmerican football$23.5 million
71Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Auto racing$23.5 million
73Demaryius ThomasAmerican football$23.4 million
74Andy MurrayTennis$23 million
74Masahiro TanakaBaseball$23 million
74Mark TeixeiraBaseball$23 million
77Joe JohnsonBasketball$22.9 million
78Cole HamelsBaseball$22.7 million
79Anthony CastonzoAmerican football$22.5 million
79Troy TulowitzkiBaseball$22.5 million
81Bastian SchweinsteigerFootball$22.4 million
82Jimmie JohnsonAuto racing$22.2 million
83Ángel Di MaríaFootball$22.1 million
83James RodríguezFootball$22.1 million
85Eden HazardFootball$22 million
85Conor McGregorMMA$22 million
85David OrtizBaseball$22 million
88Maria SharapovaTennis$21.9 million
89Jacoby EllsburyBaseball$21.8 million
89Justin HoustonAmerican football$21.8 million
91Matt KempBaseball$21.7 million
92Canelo ÁlvarezBoxing$21.5 million
93Adrian GonzalezBaseball$21.4 million
94LaMarcus AldridgeBasketball$21.2 million
94Cameron HeywardAmerican football$21.2 million
94Jayson WerthBaseball$21.2 million
97Alex RodriguezBaseball$21.1 million
98Nico RosbergFormula 1$21 million
99Carl CrawfordBaseball$20.9 million
100Buster PoseyBaseball$20.8 million

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