Having Earned $1.24bn, Ronaldo Ahead of Mayweather, Messi in All-Time Athlete Earnings List But Not in Top 3

Having Earned $1.24bn, Ronaldo Ahead of Mayweather, Messi in All-Time Athlete Earnings List But Not in Top 3

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly amassed wealth from football to the tune of over $1.24billion according to a report
  • The 36-year-old is the fifth highest earning athlete while his fiercest rival Lionel Messi is eight with $1.14 billion
  • Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan who earned over $2.62 billion is number one on the list of highest earning athletes

Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a staggering $1.24billion as an athlete taking him above fierce rival Lionel Messi who has made $1.14billion, Sporting News reports.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among highest earning athletes. Photo: David Ramos
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Basketball icon Michael Jordan who earned over $2.62 billion is number one on the list while the top five was rounded out by golfers Tiger Woods ($2.1 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.5 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.38 billion) and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo ($1.24 billion).

In sixth position is boxing legend Floyd Mayweather who is nicknamed ‘Moneyman’, with the undefeated retired boxer earning $1.2 billion.

Although according to Penske-owned upstart sports business which is a media company, Mayweather made a non-inflation adjusted total of $1.08 billion, Boxing Scene reports.

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Jordan topped a list in which he is followed by three golfers: Tiger Woods ($2.1 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.5 billion) and Jack Nicklaus ($1.38 billion). Current NBA superstar LeBron James ranks seventh on the list at $1.17 billion.

Here’s a look at the full top-10 list:

Rank Adjusted Earnings

Michael Jordan - $2.62 billion

Tiger Woods - $2.1 billion

Arnold Palmer - $1.5 billion

Jack Nicklaus - $1.38 billion

Cristiano Ronaldo - $1.24 billion

Floyd Mayweather - $1.2 billion

LeBron James - $1.17 billion

Lionel Messi - $1.14 billion

Michael Schumacher - $1.13 billion

Roger Federer - $1.12 billion

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Meanwhile, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has emerged the number two player with the highest net worth having amassed staggering wealth to the tune of $600 million

The richest football player on the plant remains Faiq Bolkian who boasts of a staggering $20 billion to emerge number one.

Bolkiah is a member of the Bruneian Royal Family who plays as a midfielder for Portuguese club Marítimo.

Source: SportsBrief.com