These athletes considered elite, besides receiving a lot of money also move a lot of amounts, including in the world of betting, where it is possible to perform individual operations on players.
For example, one possibility is to bet that Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar will be the golden ball in the season, top scorer of a competition or even will score a goal in the next match.
Another good example is basketball, where you can bet on LeBron James, Durant, Curry and company to score X number of points, X number of assists or even a touchdown. The options are several, varying for each modality.
11 – Tyson Fury
UK boxer Tyson Fury is 11th on the list. In salaries and bonuses, the fighter receives $50 million annually, which is added to another $7 million in sponsorship, totaling $57 million in the year.
10 – Carson Wentz
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz opens the Top10. The American football player receives a total of $59.1 million per year, including $55.1 million in bonuses and salaries and $4 million in sponsorship.
9 – Kirk Cousins
The also quarterback Kirk Cousins, however, of Minnesota, is the 9th in the ranking. The American Football player receives 58 million between wages and bonuses and another 2.5 million in sponsorship, totaling 60.5 million dollars in the year.
8 – Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods, a professional golfer, is the highest paid athlete in the category and is in the Top8 overall with an annual amount of $62.3 million. Of this amount, there are $2.3 million in salaries and $60 million in sponsorship.
7 – Kevin Durant
In 7th place, we have NBA star Kevin Durant. The Nets player makes $28.9 million between bonuses and salaries, plus $35 million in sponsorships, closing the account at $63.9 million annually.
6 – Stephen Curry
Durant’s former teammate, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is 6th on the list. The American is paid $74.4 million a year, including $30.4 million in bonuses and salaries and $44 million from sponsorship.
5 – LeBron James
Closing the list of basketball players we have LeBron James, star of the Los Angeles Lakers. King receives 28.2 million in salaries and bonuses and 60 million from sponsors, totaling $88.2 million per year.
4 – Neymar
In 4th place in the ranking, the most expensive in the world, Neymar. The PSG player makes 95.5 million dollars annually, being 70.5 million between bonuses and salaries, and 25 million from sponsors.
3 – Lionel Messi
In the top three most expensive athletes, the Argentine Lionel Messi. The Barcelona No. 10 receives in wages and bonuses 72 million per year, plus 32 million in sponsorships, reaching the final amount of 104 million dollars annually.
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo
In 2nd place is Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. With 45 million in sponsorships and 60 million in salaries and bonuses, the Portuguese player earns 105 million dollars per season.
1 – Roger Federer
At the top of the ranking is tennis player Roger Federer. The Swiss receives “only” 6.3 million dollars in bonuses and salaries, but sponsorships bring in 100 million dollars, totalling 106.3 million dollars per year.