Here is the list of top 25 Highest Paid sportsmen of 2014. All the Money information adopted from forbes.com (American business magazine), Networthportal.com (Sportsmen Salaries and Net-worth), sportingintelligence.com and ESPN.com websites:
Don’t miss the infographics which is given at the end of article.
- Total Earnings: $107 million
- Earning/winnings: $107 million
Floyd Mayweather is the first sportsmen besides Tiger Woods to make $1 billion in Forbes’ yearly total of this highest-paid athlete. Floyd September 2013 fights versus Canelo Alvarez set new records for highest pay-per-view total (150 million USD), live gate ($20 million) and total money (about $200 million). The Canelo fight marked the next bout into the blockbuster 30-month, six fight deal he signed under Showtime in 2013.
- Total Income: $82 million
- Salary/winnings: $54 million
- Advertisements: $28 million
Yes he marked second position in this list. In 2013 The Real Madrid and Portuguese soccer player was selected as the sport’s most valued and cherished player in the world. After scoring sixty nine goals against country competitions and 59 football clubs, Real Madrid pleased him with a five-year contract value of 206 million USD. At Networthportal.com you can catch more salary details of Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Total Income: $75 million
- Endorsements: $55 Million
- Earnings/winnings: $20 million
If you are USA citizen then you must have craze about NBA. LeBron James is the NBA’s leading advertisements star. He cheers to deals with McDonald’s, Nike, Upper Deck, Coca-Cola and few others. Sales and Auctions of his signed Nike shoes were tops between other active players at $3 Billion in the USA in 2013. James also got millions by his small stake in Beats when Apple bought it $3 billion.
- Total Income: $66 million
- Endorsements: $24 million
- Wage/winnings: $42 million
Major Sponsor companies like Adidas AG presented Messi signed shoes in 2013 and a Turkish Airlines who combined him with Kobe Bryant a NBA superstar. In May 2014, Lio signed his seventh contract in 11 years which will award him $50,000,000 a year.
- Total Salaries: $64.5 million
- Earning/winnings: $32 million
- Advertisements: $32.5 million
Kobe’s $32 million salary is almost $8 million higher than any other sports player. He inked a 2-year, $48,500,000 contract allowance in November 2k14 that will retain his on-court salary maximum in the NBA. His deals have worth $30 million yearly with the likes of Turkish Air, Hublot, Lenovo, Panini and Nike for merchandise.
- Total income: $60 million
- Salary/winnings: $5 million
- Endorsements: $55 million
Tiger Woods’ incomes took a smash when EA (Electronic Arts) broadcasted in 2013 that it would end their association with Woods and his name based video game after fourteen versions. According to NPD Group, this video game series produced nearly 800 million USD in sales.
Total Income: $55.5 million
Earnings/winnings: $5.5 million
Endorsements: $50 million
Phill Mickelson picked up most valued sponsor bonuses n 2013 for winning the The Open Championship for the 1st time. Mickelson makes over $50 million annually from endorsement partners and appearances like Exxon Mobil, Barclay’s, Callaway, KPMG, Amgen/Pfizer and Rolex.
Check out this infographics (image attached) for top highest paid sportsmen. This includes NFL, Soccer, NBA, NHL and MLB players: (This info graphics has a data of 2013)
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