Highest Paid Athlete of the Past 10 Years 2015 List Revealed.
November 16, 2015
A lot of doors open up for you when you reach the
pinnacle of your career field. This is especially true for world
class athletes. These athletes make hundreds of millions of dollars
for playing a game they grew up loving. Almost every one of them
sign big money endorsement deals as well... Unless you're Floyd
Mayweather. He broke the mold and does everything
From promoting his fights, to building The Money
Team brand, Floyd took his career into his own hands. As they say,
there's more than one way to skin a cat, so there are some men that
don't follow the path set, they create there own. Only one athlete
has topped Floyd on Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes of
the last 10 years. Can you guess who it was? Here are the top
10. Lionel Messi
Messi hails from Argentina and is considered one
of, if not the, greatest soccer player on the planet. He's made
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese soccer player and Real Madrid star
Cristiano Ronaldo has raked in $407
8. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has made $432 Million in the sport
of boxing, with a major chunk coming from his fight against Floyd
7. David Beckham
Beckham is the highest paid soccer player on the
list, bringing in $441 million over the last 10 years. There's a
lot of money to be made on the pitch!
6. Roger Federer
Feds is one of the greatest tennis players to
ever grace the courts, and he has the hardware to prove it. He's
also brought in $455 million.
5. Phil Mickelson
Lefty has been swinging the clubs for a long
time, and he's still one of the greatest golfers in the game today.
He makes this list with $468 million.
4. LeBron James
King James may just be the greatest basketball
player on the planet, but he's the second highest earner in the NBA
in the past 10 years with $472 million.
3. Kobe Bryant
The Black Mamba comes in a solid 3rd on this list
with $475, and he's the highest paid player in the NBA. His legacy
is all about those rings, though!
2. Floyd Mayweather
The champ has been the highest paid athlete 3 of
the past 4 years. He comes in second on this list with an
astounding $660 million. He isn't called "Money" for
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger, Tiger Woods y'all! The only man that could
top the champ. Tiger hasn't been the golfer he once was lately, but
he still tops this list with $845 million earned over the last 10