Some people love sports for the sheer fun of it, while others take it further and build empires from their sporting activities. Recently, Forbes published their list of the highest paid in 2018 when it comes to athletic disciplines. Can you guess some of the names featuring and the amounts earned? Read on to find out more.
Mayweather In The top
At the top of the list is the infamous boxing star, Floyd Mayweather. He earned himself an incredible $285 million after his fight with Conor McGregor. His opponent wasn’t left behind as he also earned himself $99 million dollars in the very same boxing fight. This put him at number 4 on the Forbes list. Other names featuring in the top 10 all bagged themselves over $55 million in wages.
Leading Soccer Earners
It’s not the norm to speak of the top-grossing sporting stars without mentioning a few soccer earners. The highest in this category was Lionel Messi with $111 million. He became number 3 after having been number 1 in 2017. Other soccer players include Christiano Ronaldo at number 3 and Neymar at number 5. They earned $108 million and $90 million, respectively.
Conclusion On Best Paid Athletes
Honing your preferred craft is an important thing. That’s why sports are nowadays paying out so well. Listed above are just a few of the names that appeared at the very top. More names include basketball stars, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, at $85.5 million and $76.9 million, respectively. Other disciplines such as American Football and Tennis also had top 10 earners in the Forbes 2018 list.