Ever wondered how much your favorite athlete earns in a year? Surely we can probably guess. It’s a considerable amount more than us normal folk, but how much more?. We present you with our findings but keep in mind that this list doesn’t count total wealth. Tiger Woods is arguably one of the richest athletes on Earth but his annually earnings in 2015 is not that high. Secondly, this list is based on Forbes’s rankings of highest paid athletes.
Other than that, the earnings increase fairly steadily from athlete to athlete. These are the Highest Paid Athletes In The World Of 2015 Who Can Afford Pretty Much Anything They Want!
NeymarAs captain of the Brazilian football (soccer) team, Neymar will earn a bit more than Carmelo at $31 million.
Rafael NadalIn 2015 his earning are estimated to be $32.5 million.His nickname is even the “King of Clay”
Sebastian VettelSebastian is a German Formula One driver who holds a number of “youngest” records. His earnings are $33 million.
Derrick RoseThe youngest player to ever win the NBA most valuable player award, Derrick Rose will make $33.9 million in 2015.
Jon LesterAs is usually the case with baseball, Jon’s salary is actually higher than many other athletes on this list at $33.7 million.
Gareth BaleThe Welsh footballer (soccer player) earns roughly $35 million per year.
Fernando AlonsoA Spanish Formula One driver, El Nano (his nickname) makes about $35.5 million annually.
Ndamukong SuhHe collects his $38.6 million.
Lewis HamiltonA British Formula One racer, Lewis has been labeled the “first black driver in Formula One”. His earnings amount to $39 million.
Zlatan IbrahimovićThe Swedish footballer has been called one of Sweden’s greatest athletes ever. He will make $39.1 million in 2015.
Rory McIlroyThis Northern Irish golfer is the first European to win three different majors. His earnings total to $48.3 million.
Ben RoethlisbergerBen is the highest paid American Football player on our list. He makes $48.9 million per year.
Kobe BryantThe youngest NBA player ever to reach 30,000 career points, Kobe makes nearly $50 million every year.
Cristiano RonaldoThe Portuguese football captain is the highest paid footballer in the world at $79.6 million.