Sports have been part of many people’s lives all throughout the world. In fact, it has become a profession to a lot of people. They choose to be in the field of sports and earn a living from it. There are also people who are just engaging into sports whenever they have vacant time or if they want to have some de-stressing moments. Moreover, sports are also used by many in order to keep them healthy at all times. The question now is, do you know who are those highest paid athletes in the world in the year 2015? Here are the top 10 of them:
10. Matt Ryan
Forbes’ magazine has ranked Matt Ryan in the 10th place of highest paid athletes in 2015 that the world has to offer. He becomes popular in the American Football. In this year, he earns $43.8 million.
9. Rafael Nadal
With an earning of $44.5 million, this 28 years old man has become famous in the world of tennis. He actually comes from the beautiful country of Spain. He is currently living in the peaceful town of Manacor in the said country.
8. Phil Mickelson
Today, it seems that no one is unaware about this famous golfer. As a matter of fact, he is one of those golfers in the world who are earning millions of dollars. In this year, he earns $53.2 million. He is actually an American in nationality. He is currently living in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
7. Roger Federer
This famous man is also a pro in the sports of tennis. It is noted this year that he earns $56.2 million. He is currently 33 years old, and he is living in Wollerau, Zurich in the beautiful country of Switzerland.
6. Tiger Woods
The world of golf will never be complete without this name. This 38 years old man earns $61.2 million in playing golf this year. He is an American in nationality, and he is currently living in Jupiter Island, Florida.
5. Kobe Bryant
This name is the one that cannot be forgotten as far as basketball is concerned. He is a basketball superstar who earns $61.5 million this year. Currently, this basketball superstar is 36 years old. He is living in Newport Beach, California.
4. Lionel Messi
This man is a football superstar who has earned $64.7 million this year. He is currently 27 years old, and he is Argentinean in nationality. However, he is currently living in Castelldefels, Spain. He actually has one child at the moment.
3. LeBron James
With the earning of $72.3 million, LeBron James is a famous man in the field of basketball. This American basketball superstar is already 29 years old. Presently, he is living in Coconut Grove Florida.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
The number 2 highest paid athlete in 2015 is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. He is actually a football superstar, and he already earned $80 million this year in playing football of course. He is 29 years old and a Portuguese in nationality. Even so, he chooses to live in Spain.
1. Floyd Mayweather
With the total earning of $105 million this year, there is no doubt that this world’s boxing champion is in the number 1 place as far as highest paid athletes in 2015 are concerned. This American boxing superstar is 37 years old. His home address is in Las Vegas, Nevada.