Flashy boxer heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100
Flashy boxer heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100
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10 June, 2018, 09:53
American business magazine Forbes released its annual report of the highest paid athletes in sport and not a single woman made the list, a first since 2010.
Last year, the only woman on the list was tennis star Serena Williams, who made $27 million, including $19 million from endorsements, ranking No. 51. Forbes estimated that in the last 12 months as of June 1, she earned $18 million, which put her below the 100th athlete on the 2018 list ― National Basketball Association player Nicolas Batum, who earned $22.9 million. Footballers Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo came second and third respectively.
Mayweather was the victor in 2014 and 2015 before Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo came out on top for two years on the trot.
If it wasn't already clear there is a gender wage gap in sports, Forbes' latest report on the world's highest-paid athletes shouts it from the newsstands.
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Forbes' list is based on known earnings such as prize money, salaries and bonuses earned between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018, plus endorsement estimates including sponsorship deals and appearance fees, based on "conversations with dozens of industry insiders".
Completing the top 10 were basketball's LeBron James ($85.5m), tennis's Roger Federer ($77.2m), basketball's Stephen Curry ($76.9m), and National Football League quarterbacks Matt Ryan ($67.3m) and Matthew Stafford ($59.5m).
Virat Kohli was at 89th position previous year when Christiano Ronaldo was leading the list. The Portuguese dropped down to third this time around though, having earnt $3 million less than his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi.
Only the top three had earnings surpassing $100m.
Among the world's top boxers, soccer, basketball and football players, Lewis Hamilton clocks in #12 on the list with estimated earnings of $51M split up between a $42M retainer from Mercedes and $9M worth of personal endorsements. According to the reports, the top-100 athletes are from 22 different countries and 11 different sports. Former sprint king Usain Bolt has seen his stakes take a dip and is now No.45 on the list.
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