World's highest paid athletes 2018/19

The statistic shows the 10 highest-paid athletes worldwide in 2018/19. The basketball player LeBron James ranked eighth with a salary of 36 million U.S. dollars and endorsement deals worth another 53 million U.S. dollars.
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Athletes ranked by earnings from salary and endorsements worldwide in 2018/19 (in million U.S. dollars)*
Salary/WinningsEndorsements
Lionel Messi (soccer)9235
Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer)6544
Neymar (soccer)7530
Canelo Alvarez (boxing)922
Roger Federer (tennis)7.486
Russell Wilson (football)80.59
Aaron Rodgers (football)80.39
LeBron James (basketball)3653
Stephen Curry (basketball)37.842
Kevin Durant (basketball)30.435
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