In the list of the 100 best-paid athletes of Forbes, football in turn is the king of sports: the first three athletes are footballers: Messi is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo (US $ 109 million) and Neymar (US $ 105 million).
And in the top 5 there are three Latin Americans: they join Neymar and ‘Canelo‘ Álvarez (US $ 94 million). The Mexican boxer, with important recent wins, got on top of the list. After ‘Canelo’, the next Latin American on the list is Chile’s Alexis Sánchez (53rd place).
Also in the top 100 are Venezuelan baseball players Miguel Cabrera and Felix Hernandez, Brazilian footballer Oscar, Cuban baseball player Yoenis Céspedes, baseball player Albert Pujols and Dominican basketball player Al Horford.
Manny Machado, of Dominican origin but born in Florida, is an American and is ranked 38. Machado, however, played for the Dominican Republic *.
The fifth is the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer (US $ 86 million), whose revenue from advertising business far exceeds that of the others on the list (he is the first in that category, he earns 51 million dollars more than Messi in sponsorships) .
There are three Spaniards: the tennis player Rafael Nadal, the soccer player Andrés Iniesta and the basketball player Marc Gasol.
And of the 100, there is only one woman: the American tennis player Serena Williams.
Although there are athletes of 25 nationalities and 10 different disciplines, only 38 foreigners reach the top 100; most on the list are Americans, largely NFL and NBA players.
20 unknown athletes better-paid
Latin Americans best-paid athletes:
1 Messi 🇦🇷
3 Neymar 🇧🇷
4 Canelo Álvarez 🇲🇽
38 Manny Machado * 🇩🇴
49 Al Horford 🇩🇴
53 Alexis Sánchez 🇨🇱
62 Yoenis Céspedes 🇨🇺
63 Miguel Cabrera 🇻🇪
66 Oscar 🇧🇷
73 Albert Pujols 🇩🇴
84 Félix Hernández 🇻🇪
The Spaniards best-paid athlete:
37 Rafael Nadal
46 Andrés Iniesta
98 Marc Gasol
The woman best-paid athlete:
63 Serena Williams 🇺🇸
Los que más ganaron por publicidad:
Roger Federer: US $ 86 million
Tiger Woods: US $ 54 million
LeBron James: US $ 53 million
Cristiano Ronaldo: US$ 44 million