Highest Paid Athletes of the world in 2015


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!

Carmelo Anthony2526-610x360The American NBA player will earn just over $30 million in 2015
Neymar2427-610x360As captain of the Brazilian football (soccer) team, Neymar will earn a bit more than Carmelo at $31 million.
Mahendra Singh Dhoniwpid-wp-1406068858740The captain of the Indian cricket team also makes $31 million.
Rafael Nadal2227-610x360In 2015 his earning are estimated to be $32.5 million.His nickname is even the “King of Clay”
Sebastian Vettel2129-610x360Sebastian is a German Formula One driver who holds a number of “youngest” records. His earnings are $33 million.
Derrick Rose2026-610x360The youngest player to ever win the NBA most valuable player award, Derrick Rose will make $33.9 million in 2015.
Jon Lester1927-610x360As is usually the case with baseball, Jon’s salary is actually higher than many other athletes on this list at $33.7 million.
Gareth Bale1827-610x360The Welsh footballer (soccer player) earns roughly $35 million per year.
Fernando Alonso1727-610x360A Spanish Formula One driver, El Nano (his nickname) makes about $35.5 million annually.
Ndamukong Suh1627-610x360He collects his $38.6 million.
Lewis Hamilton1527-610x360A British Formula One racer, Lewis has been labeled the “first black driver in Formula One”. His earnings amount to $39 million.
Zlatan Ibrahimović1428-610x360The Swedish footballer has been called one of Sweden’s greatest athletes ever. He will make $39.1 million in 2015.
Novak Djokovic1327-610x360Novak making nearly $10 million in 2015 he is expected to make $48.2 million.
Rory McIlroy1229-610x360This Northern Irish golfer is the first European to win three different majors. His earnings total to $48.3 million.
Ben Roethlisberger1132-610x360Ben is the highest paid American Football player on our list. He makes $48.9 million per year.
Kobe Bryant1027-610x360The youngest NBA player ever to reach 30,000 career points, Kobe makes nearly $50 million every year.
Tiger Woods927-610x360This year he will only make $50.6 million
Phil Mickelson827-610x360At $50.8 million Phil is now the highest paid golfer in the world.
Kevin Durant727-610x360Although Kevin makes $54.1 million he is only the second highest paid NBA player.
Lebron James627-610x360At $64.8 million Lebron is the highest paid basketball player in the world.
Roger Federer527-610x360The Swiss tennis player is the highest paid tennis player on Earth at $67 million.
Lionel Messi427-610x360The captain of the Argentinian football team earns $73.8 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo327-610x360The Portuguese football captain is the highest paid footballer in the world at $79.6 million.
Manny Pacquiao273Manny, is a boxer from the Philippines, is at second place with $160 million.
Floyd Mayweather1133-610x360 American boxer Floyd Mayweather will earn $300 million in 2015.