List of Top 10 highest paid athletes by Forbes ratings (2020)

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The world’s famous Business analyst company , Forbes has just released its List of highest paid athletes for the year 2020.

Many player have acquired wealth so much to be recognized by Forbes.

List of highest paid athletes by Forbes ratings (2020)

In 2020, there is need for the update of richest athletes in the world.

Not to the surprise of many, the all time super stars and footballer made the list.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar made the first five of the Forbes ratings.

At the beginning of the year, everything seems smooth but the outbreak of Coronavirus caused pandemic.

And this caused a major threat to the football world and sports at large.

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Kevin Durant is one of the youngest people on this list and according to Forbes in this decade his earnings from salary.

 It is the first time since 2016 that two women have made the rankings for the top-paid athletes, Osaka made the list too.

Even as the pandemic outbreak happened all over the world, these set of people still managed their wealth.

In the case of basket ball players, Kylie Bryant would have made the list of alive.

Check out the list of highest paid athletes 2020 below. They have used sport to acquire much wealth.

  1. Roger Federer (tennis): $106.3 million
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $105 million
  3. Lionel Messi (soccer): $104 million
  4. Neymar (soccer): $95.5 million
  5. LeBron James (basketball): $88.2 million
  6. Stephen Curry (basketball): $74.4 million
  7. Kevin Durant (basketball): $63.9 million
  8. Tiger Woods (golf): $62.3 million
  9. Kirk Cousins (football): $60.5 million
  10. Carson Wentz (football): $59.1 million



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