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The Top Paid Athletes And Their Crazy Salaries

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017 Posted: 02:17 AM


Over the years, consumers have dropped the jaws at the sight of athletic salaries. It is no secret that athletes are substantially overpaid. In fact, a lot of people do not fully understand how bad it really is. Those running the bases, hitting a ball and getting smacked in the face are making millions and millions of dollars. The figures are truly startling. Within this guide, you will find a breakdown of the top paid athletes and their jaw dropping salaries.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Americans will immediately believe that basketball players or football stars are the higher paid athletes in the world. This isn’t the case. The truth of the matter is that a soccer star takes the cake. Although a lot of Americans have never heard of Cristiano Ronaldo, the man is paid handsomely. According to Forbes, Ronaldo is paid eighty-eight million dollars upfront and it continues. He is paid handsomely for endorsements as well.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer has become a household name thanks to his abilities with the tennis racket. The man is a proven winner in more ways than one. He has been consistently able to capture title after title and his pay is stunning. He is paid approximately sixty-million dollars in endorsements alone. Most consumers will never see that amount and this doesn’t take into account his salary and upfront pay. According to the iGaming industry, Federer is currently the fourth highest paid athlete in the world!

Cam Newton
The NFL star Cam Newton has become very popular within the past few years. Despite not winning last year’s Super Bowl, the star still gained significant recognition. And, he probably stole the show with his antic after the game. His actions might’ve gained him scorn among sports fans, but it didn’t matter. It also helped him bring in a substantial amount of money and that is all that matters. Football can be a rough sport. If he is able to remain young and active, his salary will undoubtedly soar even higher in the coming years.

Tom Brady
Tom Brady is another figure similar to Cam Newton. A lot of people simply do not like Tom Brady. Cam Newton has become one of the most disliked figures in the NFL, but it is highly likely he remains behind Tom Brady. Nonetheless, Brady brings in the bank. Maybe people are simply jealous of his enormous bank account?

Lebron James
Lebron James was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984. His mother was only 16 years old, when she gave birth, struggling to make ends meet she decided to let James move in with football coach, Frank Walker. This was a great opportunity for Lebron, since Walker was able to provide him with the resources needed to succeed in life. Walker introduced the rising star to basketball at the early age of nine. Lebron was able to rise from a young boy with a big dream to the third highest-paid athlete in the nation. Lebron is paid over $77 million annually, with $54 million in endorsements. He is only leading Lionel Messi by less than $4 million and thanks to Mr. Walker for giving him an opportunity of a lifetime.

Lynn Joesph