Striker of real Madrid and Portugal football Cristiano Ronaldo for the second year in a row topped the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world according to the authoritative financial publication Forbes.
According to experts, the year Ronaldo has earned 93 million, of which $ 58 million is the salary and different bonuses according to the contract, and 35 million income from sponsorship agreements and other football-related activities.
Second place in the ranking was taken by American basketball player “Cleveland Cavaliers” LeBron James (86.2 million), the third is an Argentine footballer of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi (80). The top five also got Swiss tennis player Roger Federer (64), another American basketball player – Kevin Durant (60,6).
One hundred most highly paid athletes have earned from June 2016 to June 2017 $ 3.1 billion, which is 1% less than the figure for the previous reporting period. 29% of this amount is advertising income.
The rating of the most expensive football clubs in the world by Forbes for the first time in five years he headed the English “Manchester United”. Value team is estimated at 3.69 billion dollars, and its revenue by the end of the season 2015/2016 is 765 million.
Second place in the ranking of the Spanish “Barcelona” (to 3.64 billion), and the last year leader real Madrid (3,58) became only the third. The top five also got Bayern Munich (2,71) and the English “Manchester city” (of 2.08).