Have you ever wondered how much your favorite athlete earns? Sure we can probably guess it’s a considerable amount more than us normal folk, but how much more is the real question. Well today we set out to find out and the results are…surprising. But before we present you with our findings a disclaimer: Keep in mind that this list doesn’t count total wealth. Tiger Woods is arguably one of the richest athletes on Earth but his annually earnings (as of 2015) are not that high. Secondly, this list is based on Forbes’s rankings of highest paid athletes. One thing you’ll notice is that at several points the level of earnings jumps by nearly $10 million and then right at the end it really skyrockets. Other than that, the earnings increase fairly steadily from athlete to athlete. So, get your cleats ready because these are the 25 Highest Paid Athletes In The World Who Can Afford Pretty Much Anything They Want!
The American NBA player will earn just over $30 million in 2015
As captain of the Brazilian football (soccer) team, Neymar will earn a bit more than Carmelo at $31 million.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The captain of the Indian cricket team also makes $31 million.
The Spanish tennis player is widely regarded as the greatest clay court player in history. His nickname is even the “King of Clay”. In 2015 his earning are estimated to be $32.5 million.
Sebastian is a German Formula One driver who holds a number of “youngest” records. His earnings are $33 million.