Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes

Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes

This is a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world for 2015 as ranked by Forbes magazine on their earnings.

Sortable table
Rank Name Sport Nation Total Salary/Winnings Endorsements
1 Floyd Mayweather Boxing United States $300 million $285 million $15 million
2 Manny Pacquiao Boxing Philippines $160 million $148 million $12 million
3 Cristiano Ronaldo Football Portugal $79.6 million $52.6 million $27 million
4 Lionel Messi Football Argentina $73.8 million $51.8 million $22 million
5 Roger Federer Tennis Switzerland $67 million $9 million $58 million
6 LeBron James Basketball United States $64.8 million $20.8 million $44 million
7 Kevin Durant Basketball United States $54.1 million $19.1 million $35 million
8 Phil Mickelson Golf United States $50.8 million $2.8 million $48 million
9 Tiger Woods Golf United States $50.6 million $0.6 million $50 million
10 Kobe Bryant Basketball United States $49.5 million $23.5 million $26 million
11 Ben Roethlisberger American football United States $48.9 million $46.4 million $2.5 million
12 Rory McIlroy Golf Northern Ireland $48.3 million $16.3 million $32 million
13 Novak Djokovic Tennis Serbia $48.2 million $17.2 million $31 million
14 Zlatan Ibrahimović Football Sweden $39.1 million $33.1 million $6 million
15 Lewis Hamilton Formula 1 England $39 million $36 million $3 million
16 Ndamukong Suh American football United States $38.6 million $38.2 million $0.4 million
17 Fernando Alonso Formula 1 Spain $35.5 million $34 million $1.5 million
18 Gareth Bale Football Wales $35 million $25.5 million $9.5 million
19 Jon Lester Baseball United States $34.1 million $33.7 million $0.4 million
20 Derrick Rose Basketball United States $33.9 million $18.9 million $15 million
21 Sebastian Vettel Formula 1 Germany $33 million $32 million $1 million
22 Rafael Nadal Tennis Spain $32.5 million $4.5 million $28 million
23 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket India $31 million $4 million $27 million
23 Neymar Football Brazil $31 million $14 million $17 million
25 Carmelo Anthony Basketball United States $30.5 million $22.5 million $8 million
26 Maria Sharapova Tennis Russia $29.7 million $6.7 million $23 million
27 Carson Palmer American football United States $29 million $28.5 million $0.5 million
27 James Rodríguez Football Colombia $29 million $24.5 million $4.5 million
29 J.J. Watt American football United States $27.9 million $20.9 million $7 million
30 Robinson Canó Baseball Dominican Republic $27.6 million $24.1 million $3.5 million
31 Dwyane Wade Basketball United States $27.2 million $15.2 million $12 million
32 Peyton Manning American football United States $27 million $15 million $12 million
32 Kimi Räikkönen Formula 1 Finland $27 million $25 million $2 million
34 Clayton Kershaw Baseball United States $26.9 million $25.7 million $1.2 million
34 Wayne Rooney Football England $26.9 million $19.9 million $7 million
36 Gerald McCoy American football United States $26.7 million $26.5 million $0.2 million
37 Chris Paul Basketball United States $26.1 million $20.1 million $6 million
38 Radamel Falcao Football Colombia $25.9 million $21.9 million $4 million
38 Albert Pujols Baseball Dominican Republic $25.9 million $23.4 million $2.5 million
40 Ryan Howard Baseball United States $25.6 million $25 million $0.6 million
41 Dwight Howard Basketball United States $25.5 million $21.5 million $4 million
42 Cliff Lee Baseball United States $25.2 million $25 million $0.2 million
43 Miguel Cabrera Baseball Venezuela $25.1 million $22.1 million $3 million
44 Amar'e Stoudemire Basketball United States $25 million $22 million $3 million
45 Sergio Agüero Football Argentina $24.9 million $17.9 million $7 million
46 Blake Griffin Basketball United States $24.7 million $17.7 million $7 million
47 Serena Williams Tennis United States $24.6 million $11.6 million $13 million
48 Prince Fielder Baseball United States $24.3 million $24 million $0.3 million
49 Joe Johnson Basketball United States $24.2 million $23.2 million $1 million
50 Joe Mauer Baseball United States $24 million $23 million $1 million
51 CC Sabathia Baseball United States $23.9 million $23 million $0.9 million
52 Chris Bosh Basketball United States $23.8 million $20.8 million $3 million
53 Zack Greinke Baseball United States $23.7 million $23.7 million $0 million
53 Eli Manning American football United States $23.7 million $15.7 million $8 million
55 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. NASCAR United States $23.6 million $14.6 million $9 million
56 Justin Verlander Baseball United States $23.4 million $22.7 million $0.7 million
57 Andy Dalton American football United States $23.3 million $22.3 million $1 million
58 Masahiro Tanaka Baseball Japan $23 million $22 million $1 million
58 Mark Teixeira Baseball United States $23 million $22.5 million $0.5 million
60 Félix Hernández Baseball Venezuela $22.9 million $22.7 million $0.2 million
61 Cole Hamels Baseball United States $22.7 million $22.5 million $0.2 million
61 Jimmie Johnson Auto racing United States $22.7 million $16.2 million $6.5 million
63 Wladimir Klitschko Boxing Ukraine $22.5 million $19 million $3.5 million
64 Andy Murray Tennis Scotland $22.3 million $6.3 million $16 million
65 Matt Kemp Baseball United States $22.2 million $21 million $1.2 million
66 LeSean McCoy American football United States $22.1 million $21.3 million $0.8 million
67 Drew Brees American football United States $22 million $11 million $11 million
67 Tony Romo American football United States $22 million $17 million $5 million
69 Adrian Gonzalez Baseball United States $21.5 million $21.1 million $0.4 million
70 Jacoby Ellsbury Baseball United States $21.4 million $21.1 million $0.3 million
70 Tyron Smith American football United States $21.4 million $21.1 million $0.3 million
72 Deron Williams Basketball United States $21.3 million $19.8 million $1.5 million
73 Usain Bolt Track and field Jamaica $21 million $0 million $21 million
73 Luis Suárez Football Uruguay $21 million $16.5 million $4.5 million
75 Matt Cain Baseball United States $20.8 million $20.4 million $0.4 million
75 David Wright Baseball United States $20.8 million $20 million $0.8 million
77 Carl Crawford Baseball United States $20.7 million $20.4 million $0.3 million
78 Jayson Werth Baseball United States $20.6 million $20.4 million $0.2 million
79 Cesc Fàbregas Football Spain $20.3 million $15.3 million $5 million
79 Hanley Ramírez Baseball Dominican Republic $20.3 million $20 million $0.3 million
79 Russell Westbrook Basketball United States $20.3 million $15.8 million $4.5 million
82 Justin Rose Golf England $20.2 million $8.2 million $12 million
83 Yaya Touré Football Ivory Coast $20 million $17 million $3 million
84 Rudy Gay Basketball United States $19.9 million $19.3 million $0.6 million
85 Jordan Spieth Golf United States $19.8 million $8.8 million $11 million
85 Adam Wainwright Baseball United States $19.8 million $19.7 million $0.1 million
87 Frank Lampard Football England $19.7 million $15.7 million $4 million
87 Kevin Love Basketball United States $19.7 million $15.7 million $4 million
87 David Ortiz Baseball Dominican Republic $19.7 million $15.7 million $4 million
90 Eden Hazard Football Belgium $19.6 million $16.1 million $3.5 million
90 Alex Smith American football United States $19.6 million $19.1 million $0.5 million
92 Kei Nishikori Tennis Japan $19.5 million $4.5 million $15 million
93 Devin McCourty American football United States $19.3 million $19.1 million $0.2 million
93 Mesut Özil Football Germany $19.3 million $12.8 million $6.5 million
95 Aaron Rodgers American football United States $19.1 million $11.6 million $7.5 million
96 Billy Horschel Golf United States $19 million $16 million $3 million
97 Jeremy Lin Basketball United States $18.9 million $14.9 million $4 million
97 Maurkice Pouncey American football United States $18.9 million $18.8 million $0.1 million
97 Max Scherzer Baseball United States $18.9 million $18.7 million $0.2 million
100 James Harden Basketball United States $18.8 million $14.8 million $4 million

See also

External links

  • The World's Highest-Paid Athletes List - Forbes