Here are the top 10 most famous athletes in the world

The list of the most famous athletes in the world is dominated by footballers, and no athlete is more famous than Cristiano Ronaldo.

A Bright look at the  10 highest-paid athletes in the world, where Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on top

The list of the most famous athletes in the world is dominated by footballers, and no athlete is more famous than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Listing of top 50 salary paid Athletes in the world 2017 for all kind of sports category.

Forbes is at it again.

The business magazine’s annual list of the top10 most valuable athletes, in terms of their brand value, has been released and it makes for fascinating reading – providing great insight into the world of sports business and how athletes help drive value for brands around the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo was busy in scripting history. The last 12 months have probably been the best in the Real Madrid superstar’s entire career. It all started with winning La Undecima with Los Blancos – their 11th European title.

 List of the highest-paid athletes in the year 2017:

RankNameSportNationTotalSalary/WinningsEndorsements
1Cristiano RonaldoFootballPortugal Portugal$93 million$58 million$35 million
2LeBron JamesBasketballUnited States United States$86.2 million$31.2 million$55 million
3Lionel MessiFootballArgentina Argentina$80 million$53 million$27 million
4Roger FedererTennisSwitzerland Switzerland$64 million$6 million$58 million
5Kevin DurantBasketballUnited States United States$60.6 million$26.6 million$34 million
6Andrew LuckAmerican footballUnited States United States$50 million$47 million$3 million
6Rory McIlroyGolfNorthern Ireland Northe   Ireland$50 million$16 million$34 million
8Stephen CurryBasketballUnited States United States$47.3 million$12.3 million$35 million
9James HardenBasketballUnited States United States$46.6 million$26.6 million$20 million
10Lewis HamiltonAuto racingEngland England$46 million$38 million$8 million

While scripting history, Ronaldo also raked in a whooping $93 million – making him the highest-paid athlete in the world, for the second consecutive year.

All of this, along with his enormous fan following, saw the Argentine rake in $80 million during the past 12 months.

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