Ronaldo Tops the list of richest Athletes in 2016.
According to Forbes Cristiano Ronaldo earned $88m in the last 12 months.
Forbes, an American world business magazine presented Cristiano Ronaldo as the richest athlete in the world. The Real Madrid star is the first soccer player to ever top the year chat of the world’s most-paid athletes.
Since 2000, the two famous names ,Tiger Woods or Floyd Mayweather has led the way but are now ranked 12th and 16th respectively. Ronaldo earned $88m in the last 1 year- $6.6m more than the second placed Lionel Messi.
Lewis Hamilton (11th) is the highest-paid Briton ahead of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Manchester united’s wayne Rooney.
Serena Williams ($28.9m) at No 40, and Maria Sharapova ($21.9) at No 88 are the only two women in top 100.
The list is as follows:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal); Football ($88.0m).
2.Lionel Messi (Argentina); Football ($81.4m)
3.LeBron James (USA); Basketball ($77.2m)
4. Roger Federer (SuiI);
5.Kevin Durant (USA);
6.Novak Djokovic (Serbia);
7.Cam Newton (USA);
8.Phil Mickelson (USA);
9.Jordan Spieth (USA);
10.Kobe Bryant (USA);
11.Lewis Hamilton (Engand);
12.Tiger Woods (USA);
13.Eli Manning (USA);
14.Joe Flacco (USA);
15.Tom Brady (USA);
16.Floyd Mayweather (USA);
17.Rory McIlroy (NIrl);
18.Russell Wilson (USA);
19.Sebastian Vettel (Germany);
Formula One ($41.0m)
20.Philip Rivers (USA);
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