Women missing from Forbes' highest-paid athletes of 2018

11 June, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Mayweather Becomes Highest Paid Athlete With $275m A Night

His nickname is "Money" so it comes as no surprise that Floyd Mayweather has topped the Forbes annual list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes.

The pugilist's income is comprised of roughly $275 million in salary in 2017 and $10 million in endorsements, enough to give all 325 million Americans about 88 cents each.

In an article titles, "Why no Why No Women Rank Among The World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes", Forbes writes: "Multiple factors caused the absence of women this year".

And if he can finally land that elusive 15th major, the 42-year-old American could easily find himself back at the top of the pile. Cristiano Ronaldo $108 M 4. The four-time major victor has banked $37.5m over the past year, including $3.7m in on-course earnings and $34m in endorsements.

The final golfer in the top 100 is Justin Thomas, with $26m.


The highest-earning golfers. who have yet to win on tour!

Forbes top ten of richest athletes is completed by UFC Champion Connor McGregor, Brazilian superstar Neymar, the NBA's MVP LeBron James, 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer, NBA Champion Stephen Curry and National Football League stars Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford. In the past, tennis players Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have figured, but Williams took time out to have a baby, while Sharapova has suffered as a result of a drugs ban. His two biggest pay cheques are from his club side Real Madrid, who pay him $50 million (R638 717 500, 00) a year, while he has a lifetime contract with Nike worth upward of $1 billion (R 12 774 350 000, 00). "She's more popular than ever with corporate sponsors".

The list included athletes from 22 countries in 11 sports.

The top 100 athletes earned a combined $3.8 billion past year, the same amount as the annual budget for the entire city of San Diego.

Lewis Hamilton led the auto racing field at $51 million.

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