Forbes has unveiled its annual rankings of the highest paid athletes in the world for 2017 and Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list.
The list combines athletes’ salary and winnings for the past year with their earnings from endorsements.
The soccer star Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid, is at $58 million in salary and $35 million in endorsements, giving him total earnings of $93 million.
He was also No. 1 last year.
Top 5 rankings:
Following Ronaldo on the list is NBA star LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers player is at $86.2 million.
Soccer star Lionel Messi ($80 million), tennis star Roger Federer ($64 million) and NBA star Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) round out the Top 5.
Former Arizona State basketball standout James Harden, who plays for the Houston Rockets, is No. 9 at $46.6 million.
Former ASU golfer Phil Mickelson is at No. 12 with $43.5 million.
Current Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is No. 67 on the list at $24.1 million.
The Cardinals’ Chandler Jones is at No. 76 with $22.9 million.
Former Diamondbacks player Justin Upton (now with the Detroit Tigers) also made the list at No. 82 with $22.3 million.
DIAMONDBACKS SALARIES: How much each player makes
Forbes’ Top 10 highest paid athletes:
- Cristiano Ronaldo | Total: $93M | Salary/winnings: $58M | Endorsements: $35M | Sport: Soccer
- LeBron James | $86.2M | $31.2M | $55M | Basketball
- Lionel Messi | $80M | $53M | $27M | Soccer
- Roger Federer | $64M | $6M | $58M | Tennis
- Kevin Durant | $60.6M | $26.6M | $34M | Basketball
- Andrew Luck | $50M | $47M | $3M | Football
- Rory McIlroy | $50M | $16M | $34M | Golf
- Stephen Curry | $37.3M | $12.3M | $35M | Basketball
- James Harden | $46.6M | $26.6M | $20M | Basketball
- Lewis Hamilton | $46M | $38M | $8M | Auto Racing
To see the 100 highest paid athletes in the world for 2017, according to Forbes, click here.
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