Sports and Sportsmen both have gained huge popularity over time. Sports not only make the player familiar but secures his/her financial status as well. It would regardless say the financial figures in sports have grown enormously in the last few decades. As per a survey conducted, the highest-paid athletes in the world makes about tens of million annually.
The salaries of the athletes usually take the headlines of different newspapers. The majority of the biggest names of the sports collect a significant proportion of income through endorsements. We are going to sum up here the topmost highest-paid athletes in 2021. The list has been prepared as per the records of Forbes 2021.
Roger Federer is one of the most popular athletes on the list who earns a lot of money through endorsements along with the main games. He is the legendary tennis player who has topped the Forbes highest-paid athlete chart in 2020 as well. He almost had made about $86 million through endorsements and that is a very huge figure.
One thing that we would say here is that Federer is extremely marketable. He is being liked globally and is consistently leading the chart of highest-paid athletes from the last 20 years. Despite his age, is still good at holding his own against the best tennis players and that is something that makes him the best in the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo is another leading name on the list who had to make about millions of dollars in 2020 through endorsements. Every single game of football and endorsement brings up million dollars to his account. He is one of the leading footballers who have brought different series of football to his country. As per a survey conducted, Ronaldo remained superior to Messi financially last year and made more than $10 million greater through endorsement.
Lionel Messi is the third leading name in the list of highest-paid athletes’ charts by Forbes 2021. He is consistently settling the second and the third rank in the list from the past most of the years. his salary and endorsements tool on a huge leap in 2019 but unfortunately, he slipped down his ranking worst in 2020.
Regardless of the fact of what happened in history, he still holds on to the rank of being one of the highest-paid sportspeople globally. Messi is currently running in his thirties but he is still considered to be the undisputed best player in the world and hopefully, he will carry his career as it is for the upcoming years also.
Neymar is one of the leading footballers of the world who is consistently collecting silverware for the last few years. The one thing that we would need to admire this moment is that he is befitting the football world that is non-Messi and non-Ronaldo.
Although the player remains in controversy for a passage of time. His diving antics have turned a lot of people against him. But the best thing that works on keeping his position in the team is his goal contribution per match. Neymar is supposed to make about 1.5 goals as an average per game. He is the player who has made a huge amount of money just for criticisms.
LeBron James is the leading basketball player who has earned more than Roger Federer even through endorsements last year. Yes…… James has made about $53 million through endorsements and that is a very huge amount. He recently has made a maximum contract with the storied Los Angeles franchise and that is one of the most admirable moves of his career.
LeBron James has set a record of being one of the most valuable players for the consistent four years. But as we know the thing that time remains always not the same, this four-time MVP also has faced his tough time during 2019. It was one of the worst years of his career and of course his life also. He suffered a groin injury on Christmas Day and that makes him missing out on most of the playoffs that year. His health got better after a few months and in the summer Lakers gave him a fellow All-star.