Roger Federer beats Messi and C.Ronaldo to emerge world’s richest athlete

Share This

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 4 in men’s single tennis by the Association Tennis Professionals

Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer has ranked ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent rich list released by Forbes.

The renowned magazine made this known following their release of 2020 rich list on Friday, May 30, 2020.

Roger Federer beats Messi and C.Ronaldo to emerge world’s richest athlete

Roger Federer was able to emerge as world’s highest paid athlete for the first time after Covid-19 pandemic triggered salary cuts for Messi and Ronaldo.

The tennis geek, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3m (£86.3m) in the last 12 months, including $100m (£81.2m) via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.

Meanwhile, soccer players; C.Ronaldo (£85.3m), Messi (£84.5m), Neymar (£77.6m) and American basketball player LeBron James (£71.6m) rounded out the top five.

“The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes.

“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100m a year for the tennis great.”

Source: Sky Sports

Related posts:

Djokovic Disqualified From US Open For Hitting Judge
Novak Djokovic of Se...
Brazil Announces Equal Pay For Women’s And Men’s National Teams
Brazil’s football fe...
Sport: Sergio Ramos shares his thoughts on Lionel Messi’s desire to leave Barcelona
Real Madrid captain ...
Sport: 'It’s not like we’ve signed Pele or Maradona' – Gattuso Turndown Hype For Nigerian Star, Osi...
'It’s not like we’...
Sport: Chelsea Set To Sign West Ham’s Midfielder For The Sun Of £80m
Sport: Chelsea Set...
Sport: Chelsea Signs New Defender 'Ben Chilwell' From Leicester For £50m
Frank Lampard has co...
Sport: PSG Qualifies For Champions League Final For The First Time In 50 Years After A 3-1 Defeat To...
The French giant...
PSG Beats Atlanta 2-1 To Qualify For Champions League's Semi Final
PSG Beats Atlanta 2-...
Arsenal Has Just Won Their 14th FAcup
Arsenal has won ...
Chelsea And Arsenal To Clash Today In The FA Cup Final, Who Wins?
Chelsea And Arsena...
Vardy Wins Premier League Golden Boot. Beats Ings, Aubameyang And Sterling
Leicester City s...
Zidane Secures His Position As Madrid’s Coach For Next Season.
Zidane Secures His P...
Frank Lampard Asked Liverpool Not To Be Too Arragant After Winning EPL
Frank Lampard Aske...
Liverpool Lift EPL 2019/2020 Trophy🏆 With 5star Victory Over Chelsea At Anfield
Liverpool Lift EPL 2...
Leeds United To Sign Ibrahimovic From AC Milan And Cavani From PSG As They Look Forward To Starting ...
Leeds United To Si...
Sacked Manager ‘Nigel Pearson’ To Get £1M Bonus If Watford Avoid Relegation
Sacked Manager ‘Ni...
Sport: Liverpool To Lift The EPL Trophy Today After Clash With Chelsea At Home
Sport: Liverpool T...
Sport: Aston Villa Beats Arsenal 1-0 In EPL
Sport: Aston Villa...
Watford Sacks Head Coach To Avoid Relegation With Just Two Games Left
Watford Sacks Head C...
Transfer: Sanchez To Sign Deal With  Inter As They Begin Talk With Man Utd Over Him
Transfer: Sanchez ...

Share This

Comment Here