Top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015

Athletes, specializing in a particular kind of sport, earn quite a large amount of money from their professional skills. Therefore, in order to know who the highest paid athletes are, we must look at their salary, sponsorship, endorsement and winning prizes. Without the careful survey from Forbes the American Business Magazine, we may not have the clear statistic of those athletes’ total net worth. Eventually we can come up with the list of top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015.

1. Floyd Mayweather

1.Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is the most popular boxing star who is the current reigning champion. Now, he lives at Las Vegas, Navada. His net worth is $105 million which counts till the last season of June 2014, and those money does not include his sponsorship and endorsement; therefore, he is considered as the highest paid athlete in 2015. He does not hold only the place of the highest paid athlete but also holds the 7th place of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities in Forbes Celebrity 100 list and also the 40th place in social media popularity feature and the 61th place in press popularity feature according to Forbes reports.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

2.Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-highest paid athlete who specializes in football field. He is also known as the first-highest paid soccer player in the world in 2015. In total, his net worth is $80 million till the last season of June 2014, and those money include both from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement. He is Portuguese and now lives at Madrid, Spain. According to Forbes, he ranks number 30 in The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities of Forbes Celebrity 100 list, ranks number 9 in the social media popularity and number 2 in the press popularity.

3. LeBron James

3.LeBron James

LeBron James is a basketball star who has $72.3 million worth in his pocket now thereupon being the third highest paid athletes in 2015. His net worth counts in the area of his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement. He is from United State and currently he resides at Coconut Grove, Florida. He is also the 2nd spot of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities, the 22nd spot of social media popularity and the 9th spot of press popularity according to Forbes reports.

4. Lionel Messi

4.Lionel Messi

Another star from football filed is Lionel Messi who is the fourth highest paid athlete in 2015. Earning from his champion, salary, sponsorship and endorsement, his total net worth is $64.7 million till the last season of June 2014. His birth place is at Argentina and now he stays at Castelldefels, Spain. In Forbes Celebrity 100 list, he received 45th place of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. Plus, he received 15th place in social media popularity feature and 3rd place in press popularity feature according to Forbes reports.

5. Kobe Bryant

5.Kobe Bryant

Another star from basketball field is Kobe Bryant who is the fifth highest paid athlete in 2015. He earns $61.5 million from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement which counts till the last season of June 2014. He is a United State citizen and resides at Newport Beach, California. He ranks the number 15 of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities among 100 celebrities in Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Also, he ranks number 28 in social media popularity and number 42 in press popularity.

6. Tiger Wood

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Tiger Wood is a golf star who earns in total worth of $61.2 million from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement which counts till the last season of June 2014. This large amount of money brings him to be the sixth-highest paid athlete in 2015. He was born in United States and nowadays living at Jupiter Island, Florida. The 21st spot of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities in Forbes Celebrity 100 list goes to Tiger Wood and the 57th spot in social media popularity and the 7th spot in press popularity.

7. Roger Federer

7.Roger Federer

Roger Federer, the star in tennis field, is with total net worth of $56.2 million in his pocket now earning from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement thereby ending up him with the seventh place of the top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015. He is Switzerland citizen and currently living at Wollerau, southof Zurich. He places number 16 of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities in Forbes Celebrity 100 list, number 29 in social media popularity and number 6 in press popularity according to Forbes reports.

8. Phil Mickelson

8.Phil Mickelson

Another golf star is Phil Mickelson who is the eighth-highest paid athlete in 2015 because of his total net worth of $53.2 million from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement. Being a citizen of United States, he presently lives at Rancho Santa Fe, California. The 44th position of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities in Forbes Celebrity 100 list, the 87th position in social media popularity and the 32nd position in press popularity all go to Phil Mickelson according to Forbes statistic.

9. Rafael Nadal

9.Rafael Nadal

Another tennis star is Rafael Nadal who earns $44.5 million from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement till the last season of June 2014; as a result, he holds the ninth place of the list of top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015. Born in Spain, he currently resides at Manacor, Carlos Costa. In the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, he holds number 24th of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. Also, he holds number 31 in social media popularity and number 8 in press popularity according to Forbes statistic.

10. Matt Ryan

10.Matt Ryan

The last highest paid athlete in 2015 is Matt Ryan who is a star in football field. His total net worth is $43.8 million which he earns from his winning, salary, sponsorship and endorsement. His homeland is at United States and now he resides at Duluth, Georgia.