Forbes 2016 World’s Highest-Earning Sportsman

There are many sports played in the world today. And there are many sportsmen around the globe. These sportsmen, although engage in different sports, they compete against themselves. They compete to be the highest paid sportsman. According to the Forbes’ Sports Money Index, Cristiano Ronaldo is the Forbes 2016 World’s Highest-Earning Sportsman. He was closely followed by Lionel Messi in second position, with Basketball’s LeBron James in close 3rd.

It has actually been a very remarkable year for the Forbes 2016 World’s Highest-Earning Sportsman winner, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal and Real Madrid forward has won a whole lot of awards and trophies in 2016 alone. It is not surprising to see him defeat the likes of Messi, LeBron James, Roger Federer etc to become the Forbes 2016 world’s highest-earning sportsman. According to Forbes, the overall Sports Money Index includes athletes, teams, brands and agencies and considers the links between them.

Forbes 2016 World’s Highest-Earning Sportsman

Forbes 2016 World's Highest-Earning Sportsman

Forbes 2016 World’s Highest-Earning Sportsman

S/NSportsmanSportsTotal Earnings
1Cristiano RonaldoFootball£70.5m
2Lionel MessiFootball£65.2m
3LeBron JamesBasketball£61.8m
4Roger FedererTennis,£54.3m
5Kevin DurantBasketball£45m
6Novak DjokovicTennis£44.7m
7Cam NewtonAmerican football£42.5m
8Phil MickelsonGolf£42.4m
9Jordan SpiethGolf£42.3m
10Kobe BryantBasketball£40m
11Lewis HamiltonFormula one£36.8m
12Tiger WoodsGolf£36.3m
13Eli ManningAmerican football£36m
14Joe FlaccoAmerican football£35.6m
15Tom BradyAmerican football£35.3m
16Floyd MayweatherBoxing£35.2m
17Rory McIlroyGolf£34.1m
18Russell WilsonAmerican football£33.5m
19Sebastian VettelFormula One£32.8m
20Philip RiversAmerican football£30.4m

Most Valuable Sports Teams

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys topped the list of most valuable sports teams with an estimated worth of £3.37bn, with Real Madrid second and Barcelona third. The Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots and Premier League Manchester United complete the top five.

Also See: List Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2016 Awards And Trophies

Congrats to Cristiano Ronaldo on yet another award winning event. The Portugal captain does not seem to be satisfied with winning all manners of trophies and awards. What is left for him to win? Keep checking on us as we bring to you the latest and best sports news.

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