Forbes 2020: Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes

Take a look at the Top 10 HIGHEST paid athelete of Forbes 2020.Roger Federer takes the top spot for the first time, with $106 million of pre-tax earnings, edging past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have swapped the No. 1 spot in three of the past four years.

  1. Roger Federer (tennis): $106.3 million.
    Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 4 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $105 million.
    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
  3. Lionel Messi (soccer): $104 million.
    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
  4. Neymar (soccer): $95.5 million.
    Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world
  5. LeBron James (basketball): $88.2 million.
    LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history.
  6. Stephen Curry (basketball): $74.4 million.
    Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. A six-time NBA All-Star, Curry has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player twice and won three NBA championships with the Warriors.
  7. Kevin Durant (basketball): $63.9 million.
    Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft.
  8. Tiger Woods (golf): $62.3 million.
    Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men’s major championships and also holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers, and one of the most famous athletes of all time.
  9. Kirk Cousins (football): $60.5 million
    Kirk Daniel Cousins is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State from 2009 to 2011, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
  10. Carson Wentz (football): $59.1 million
    Carson James Wentz is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football at North Dakota State University and was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player.