Cristiano Ronaldo Named World’s Highest-Paid Athlete

Cristiano Ronaldo named world’s highest-paid athlete.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes athletes list – The Real Madrid stricker, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s highest-paid athlete in the American business magazine Forbe’s list 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Forbes athletes list, followed by Lionel Messi in second and NBA star LeBron James.

Ronaldo have been confirmed to have earning $88 million up to June 1 2016, of which include $56m in salary and $32m in endorsements to put him clear at the top.

Since 2000, the number one position in the list was occupied by a boxer,  Floyd Mayweather. In the 2016 edition of American business magazine Forbes’ list, Ronaldo’s total $88 million put him ahead of his fellow footballer Lionel Messi, who earned up to $81.4m over the past 12 months, while LeBron James, a basketball star came third with $77.2m.

Cristiano Ronaldo Named World’s Highest-Paid Athlete

Cristiano Ronaldo named world's highest-paid athlete

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