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Sport Federer revealed as highest-paid athlete in the world

04:22  30 may  2020
04:22  30 may  2020 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Elite athletes are earning more than ever thanks to soaring salaries driven by ever-richer TV contracts. The cutoff to crack the world ’s 100 highest - paid athletes is million this year, compared with .3 million five years ago.

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has topped the annual Forbes list of the world ’s highest - paid athletes for the first time in his illustrious career, leaving behind football icons Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Federer jumped four positions, rising from fifth place in the 2019 Forbes list.

Roger Federer of Switzerland acknowledges the crowd as he walks off court after losing his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic © Getty Roger Federer of Switzerland acknowledges the crowd as he walks off court after losing his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic Tennis star Roger Federer is the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.

The 38-year-old earned a total of $106.3 million over the past 12 months, making him the first tennis player to top Forbes' world's 100 highest-paid athletes list.

Athletes from 10 sports and 21 different countries made the list this year but only two women made the cut - still the highest representation of female athletes since 2016.

Federer, who is a 20-time grand slam champion, boasts the best endorsement portfolio in the world of sport, with $100 million of his earnings coming off the court.

Osaka tops Serena as world's highest-paid female athlete

  Osaka tops Serena as world's highest-paid female athlete Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday. The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time Grand Slam champion, edged US rival Serena Williams by $1.4 million(AU$ 2.14 million) in prize money and endorsement income over the past year.

Roger Federer becomes first tennis player EVER to top Forbes' Athletes Rich List after raking in yearly earnings Forbes have released their list of the top-50 paid athletes in the world of sport. The Japanese WTA Tour player surpassed Serena Williams as the world 's highest - paid female athlete

Osaka is the highest - paid woman on a list of the World 's 100 Highest - Paid Athletes , but is only 29th overall. The list has been put together by business magazine The 22-year-old tennis player made the decision to represent Japan in the Olympics scheduled for this summer, but the event has now been

He leapfrogs football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to secure top spot.

"The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world's highest-paid athlete for the first time," said Forbes' Senior Editor Kurt Badenhausen.

"Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great."

Female representation

Juventus star Ronaldo ranked second in the list having earned $105 million last year whilst his fierce rival Messi, who plays for Barcelona, was in third with $104 million, down from the top spot in 2019.

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and NBA legend LeBron James completed the top five with those two stars earning $95.5 million and $88.2 million respectively.

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Elite athletes are earning more than ever thanks to soaring salaries driven by ever-richer TV contracts. The cutoff to crack the world ’s 100 highest - paid athletes is million this year, compared with .3 million five years ago.

The World 's Top-Earning Athletes Who are the highest paid athletes ? According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of 100 highest - paid athletes in the world between 2011-2012, losing out Tiger Woods who has been hailed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete from Roger Federer .

Rising tennis star Naomi Osaka placed 29th whilst her rival Serena Williams was 33rd.

However, Osaka becomes the highest-paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year.

The 22-year-old amassed her pre-tax total through a combination of prize money and endorsements, raking in $1.4 million more than Williams.

a close up of Naomi Osaka wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open © AAP Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open

Economic fears

Forbes' list takes into consideration factors such as prize money, salaries and endorsements from June 1, 2019.

The top 100 made a combined total of $3.6 billion during the past year, a 9% decline from the previous one.

And it seems probable that elite athletes' lofty earnings will take even more of a hit in the future with the economic situation so unstable across the world.

"The global health crisis proves that when the economy fails, even the world's wealthiest athletes take a big hit," added Badenhausen.

Tennis: the Japanese Osaka, is the highest paid sportswoman in the world

 Tennis: the Japanese Osaka, is the highest paid sportswoman in the world Who won millions with a racket? The Japanese Naomi Osaka! The 22-year-old tennis player, winner of two Grand Slam tournaments (US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019), became in 2019 the highest paid sportswoman in history in 2019 with 34.3 million euros revenue, dethroning Serena Williams, said the American magazine Forbes on Friday. The two athletes break the record of the Russian Maria Sharapova, five-time Grand Slam winner who retired in February and pocketed 27.3 million euros in 2015.

The world ’s top paid athletes come from a range of sports worldwide. These ten highest paid athletes Roger Federer is the number 7 of this list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2016. That makes him the 6th highest paid athlete in the world . Most of that money comes from endorsements

Highestpaidathletes This bar chart race shows the Highest Paid Athletes in the World , between Athletes on this chart: Ayrton Senna Buster Douglas Kobe Bryant Cristiano Ronaldo David De La Hoya Peyton Manning Roger Federer Sergei Federov Shaq O'Neal Tiger Woods and many more. ▬

"Salaries and endorsement income have skyrocketed the past decade, but both are headed for precipitous falls, as revenues plummet for major sports leagues and companies tighten their marketing budgets."

Cristiano Ronaldo © AAP Cristiano Ronaldo

THE TOP 30 ON FORBES' WORLD'S RICHEST ATHLETES LIST

1. Roger Federer

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Lionel Messi

4. Neymar

5. LeBron James

6. Stephen Curry

7. Kevin Durant

8. Tiger Woods

9. Kirk Cousins

10. Carson Wentz

11. Tyson Fury

12. Russell Westbrook

13. Lewis Hamilton

14. Rory McIlroy

15. Jared Goff

16. Conor McGregor

17. James Harden

18. Giannis Antetokounmpo

19. Anthony Joshua

20. Deontay Wilder

21. Tom Brady

22. Drew Brees

23. Novak Djokovic

24. Kyrie Irving

25. Phil Mickelson

26. Julio Jones

27. Rafael Nadal

28. KlayThompson

29. Noami Osaka

30. Canelo Alvarez

The SID calendar sheet on June 7, 2020: Roger Federer wins the French Open .
© Provided by AFP Roger Federer wins the French Open for the first time in 2009 The forehand that the tennis world remembers did not hit Roger Federer on June 7 2009. It was already history when the Swiss completed his sporting life's work in the final of the French Open. Without them there would have been no triumph over the Swede Robin Söderling, his 14th in a Grand Slam and the only one in Paris to date.

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