We all love sports. We all love the excitement it brings to our lives. Whether a team sport or not, we all follow the best players. We all idolize them.
Everyday, they offer us something extraordinary in their respective gaming fields. Those players are paid accordingly. Here are top 10 highest paid athletes in the world in 2014.
|1||Floyd Mayweather||105m usd||Boxing|
|2||Cristiano Ronaldo||80m usd||Soccer|
|3||LeBron James||72,3m usd||Basketball|
|4||Lionel Messi||64,7m usd||Soccer|
|5||Kobe Bryant||61,5m usd||Basketball|
|6||Tiger Woods||61,2m usd||Golf|
|7||Roger Federer||56,2m usd||Tennis|
|8||Phil Mickelson||53,2m usd||Golf|
|9||Rafael Nadal||44,5m usd||Tennis|
|10||Matt Ryan||43,8m usd||Football|
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair, February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer. He is undefeated as aprofessional and is a five-division world champion, having won eleven world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year (winning the award in 1998 and 2007); he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH (born 5 February 1985), known as Cristiano Ronaldo(Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾɨʃtiˈɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu]), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.
By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or in2013 and 2014. He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28.
LeBron Raymone James (/ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for theCleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and weighing 250 lb (113 kg), he has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 11 NBA All-Star teams, 10 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer.