World's Highest Paid Athletes

Do you have a favorite athlete? If so, do you know how much money he or she makes?

What follows is a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world – not only right now but of all time!

The Swiss maestro has a lot of world titles under his belt, and for a good reason. His sportsmanship charms the fans, and his skill leaves them mesmerized. Because of this, he gets sponsorships left, right, and center—more than any other athlete.

Roger Federer: Tennis Player

He has been racing for McLaren since 2007 and currently drives for Mercedes in Formula One. In 2021, he extended his contract with them for one more year. Perhaps despite all his accomplishments, he signed for another year to finish some business!

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One Racer

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Tom Brady. Most athletes think of retiring once they are past their prime. They start to slow down as their bodies start acting up. But not Tom Brady. His salary of $45 million, plus $31 million in endorsements, makes this highest-paid athlete’s annual income $76 million.

Tom Brady: Football Quarterback

Kevin Durant is one of the best basketball players to bless the sport with his talent. The Brooklyn Nets’ love for him showed when they offered him a $164 million four-year contract. Durant’s endorsements are $44 million – much more than his $31 million salary, making it close a close race with NFL legend, Tom Brady.

Kevin Durant: Basketball Players

Curry has the highest salary contract in the NBA; he made a $200 million deal in 2017. At the time, that was unheard of for the NBA.

Stephen Curry: Basketball Player

Introducing the first female and second tennis player on our list, Naomi Osaka. The Japanese-born tennis player has the highest-earning record among female athletes. Raking in about $55 million from endorsements, Naomi had an accumulated wealth of $60 million just last year.

Naomi Osaka: Tennis Player

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