25 Highest Paid Athletes In The World Who Can Afford Pretty Much Anything They Want

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!

20

Derrick Rose

Derrick RoseSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The youngest player to ever win the NBA most valuable player award, Derrick Rose will make $33.9 million in 2015.

19

Jon Lester

Jon LesterSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

As is usually the case with baseball, Jon’s salary is actually higher than many other athletes on this list at $33.7 million. His endorsements, however, only totaled $0.4 million putting him at 19th place.


18

Gareth Bale

Gareth BaleSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The Welsh footballer (soccer player) earns roughly $35 million per year.

17

Fernando Alonso

Fernando AlonsoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A Spanish Formula One driver, El Nano (his nickname) makes about $35.5 million annually.


16

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong SuhSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Although he is often criticized for his aggressive style of play, and he has been named the least-liked player in the NFL, Suh probably doesn’t care very much as he collects his $38.6 million.

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