Highest Paid Athletes of 2014

Floyd Mayweather from USA is the first athlete besides Tiger Woods to earn $100 million according to the Forbes' annual tally of the highest-paid athletes of 2014. His September 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez set records for highest pay-per-view gross ($150 million), live gate ($20 million) and total revenue (roughly $200 million). Highest Paid Athletes in 2014.


1. Floyd Mayweather, USA (Boxing) -Total Earnings: $105 million
Salary/winnings: $105 million, Endorsements: $0

2 Cristiano Ronaldo - Total Earnings: $80 million
Salary/winnings: $52 million, Endorsements: $28 million

3 LeBron James - Total Earnings: $72.3 million
Salary/winnings: $19.3 million, Endorsements: $53 million

4 Lionel Messi - Total Earnings: $64.7 million
Salary/winnings: $41.7 million, Endorsements: $23 million

5 Kobe Bryant - Total Earnings: $61.5 million
Salary/winnings: $30.5 million, Endorsements: $31 million

6 Tiger Woods - Total Earnings: $61.2 million
Salary/winnings: $6.2 million, Endorsements: $55 million

7 Roger Federer - Total Earnings: $56.2 million
Salary/winnings: $4.2 million, Endorsements: $52 million

8 Phil Mickelson - Total Earnings: $53.2 million
Salary/winnings: $5.2 million, Endorsements: $48 million

9 Rafael Nadal - Total Earnings: $44.5 million
Salary/winnings: $14.5 million, Endorsements: $30 million

10 Matt Ryan - Total Earnings: $43.8 million
Salary/winnings: $42 million, Endorsements: $1.8 million

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