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Friday, December 27, 2019

Mayweather toped in highest paid athletes of the decade 2010s

Mayweather tops ahead of Messi, Ronaldo in richest sports athletes/stars of the decade 2010s.






Ten Athletes across six different sports earned at least $400 million during the 2010s decade from salaries, prize money, and endorsement.

 FLOYD MAYWEATHER has praised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after it was revealed they were the highest-paid athletes of the decade, 2010s.


 The boxing icon, 42, earned an eye-watering £706MILLION ($915m) from his boxing career in the last ten years.
The American retired in August 2017 after his blockbuster match with MMA superstar Conor McGregor.


That highly-anticipated match in 2017 between the Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor was the richest in boxing history, earning Mayweather an estimated $300million. 

In his another fight with Manny Pacquiao, which came in May 2015 after years of posturing, he also netted Mayweather close to $200m.




Mayweather, Messi, Ronaldo are the athletes-paid sports/stars of the decade 2010s.





The global soccer Icon,  Lionel Messi was the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2019 at $127 million and thanks to Barcelona with $ 92 million.

 Lewis Hamilton, in tenth with earnings of £308.5m ($400m), is the only racing driver and the only Brit in the top ten.


 The top 10 for the decade, which includes a pair from boxing, soccer, basketball and golf, collectively made $6.1 billion. No baseball, football or hockey players made the cut. We also excluded earnings for athletes during

 Serena Williams is the only woman among the 40 highest-paid athletes of the decade, earning $215 million.




Top 10 highest-paid athletes/sports stars of the decade 2010s-2019.





#10 Lewis Hamilton: $400 million

The six-time F1 World Champion is the most marketable athlete in the sport and commands the biggest paycheck.

#9 Kevin Durant: $425 million

Durant’s annual earnings from his salary and endorsements jumped 400% during the course of the decade.

#8 Manny Pacquiao: $435 million

Pacquiao’s 25 pay-per-view fights have generated 20 million buys and an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue.

#7 Phil Mickelson: $480 million

Mickelson nabbed the biggest paycheck of his career in 2018 when he defeated his longtime rival Woods in an exhibition for a $9 million purse.

#6 Tiger Woods: $615 million

Tiger averaged only 10 PGA Tour events per year during the 2010s, but his endorsement earnings for the decade were tops among athletes.






#5 Roger Federer: $640 million

Federer, 38, is on the back end of his tennis career, but his earnings will stay high on the back of a 10-year, $300 million deal with Uniqlo inked in 2018.

#4 LeBron James: $680 million

James has made more than twice as much from endorsements during his first 16 years in the NBA, compared to his $270 million in playing salary.

#3 Lionel Messi: $750 million

Messi’s 2019 playing salary for Barcelona is the highest of any athlete across all team sports.

#2 Cristiano Ronaldo: $800 million

Ronaldo’s endorsement partners benefit from his massive Instagram and Facebook followings, which both rank as the biggest of any person on the planet.


#1 Floyd Mayweather: $915 million

Mayweather pocketed more than $500 million combined for his 2015 and 2017 fights versus Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.





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