Forbes' top 10 highest paid athletes of 2017

A look at the top 10 highest paid athletes in the world.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
7th June 2017

article:7th June 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo remained top of the 100 highest-paid athletes compiled by Forbes.

The Real Madrid star is estimated to have earned $93 million between his salary and endorsement income this year.


It’s the second straight year the Portuguese international has topped the list, that includes LeBron James ($86.2 million), Lionel Messi ($80 million) and Roger Federer ($64 million).

James is one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 this year.

In the gallery above, we take a look at the top 10 highest paid athletes.


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Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James top Forbes’ highest paid athletes list of 2017

A look at the top 10 highest paid athletes in the world.

10. LEWIS HAMILTON - $46 MILLION

10. LEWIS HAMILTON - $46 MILLION

9. JAMES HARDEN - $46.6 MILLION

9. JAMES HARDEN - $46.6 MILLION

8. STEPHEN CURRY - $47.3 MILLION

8. STEPHEN CURRY - $47.3 MILLION

7. ANDREW LUCK - $50 MILLION

7. ANDREW LUCK - $50 MILLION

6. RORY MCILROY - $50 MILLION

6. RORY MCILROY - $50 MILLION

5. KEVIN DURANT - $60.6 MILLION

5. KEVIN DURANT - $60.6 MILLION

4. ROGER FEDERER - $64 MILLION

4. ROGER FEDERER - $64 MILLION

3. LIONEL MESSI - $80 MILLION

3. LIONEL MESSI - $80 MILLION

2. LEBRON JAMES - $86.2 MILLION

2. LEBRON JAMES - $86.2 MILLION

1. CRISTIANO RONALDO - $93 MILLION

1. CRISTIANO RONALDO - $93 MILLION