Top 10 highest paid athletes 2015
10.Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
Total earnings: £32m
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.
Total earnings: £32.5m
Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open Championship.
Total earnings: £33m
7.Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. He has played the small forward position for the Thunder, formerly the Seattle SuperSonics.
Total earnings: £35m
6.LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He has started at the small forward and power forward positions.
Total earnings: £42m
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Many commentators and players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Total earnings: £43m
4.Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Total earnings: £47.5m
3.Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.
Total earnings: £51m
Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH, is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and singing.
Total earnings: £103m
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. is an American former professional boxer. Undefeated as a professional and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
Total earnings: £193m