Sports is one of the greatest entertainment for people across the world. All young start to engage in informal sports like games such as football, basketball and much more.

Anyways without wasting anymore time , let’s check out this list of Top 3 Highest Paid Athletes in the World.

1) Cristiano Ronaldo

Sports : Football
Country : Portugal
Earning : $93 million

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This Real Madrid player is not only the highest paid Real Madrid player but also the highest paid player in the world. He has broken the 50 goal mark record with straight six seasons in a row for his club Real Madrid. He is three time winner of Ballon d’Or and FIFA best player award.

2) LeBron James

Sports : Basketball
Country : United States
Earning : $86.2 million

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He is considered among the top basketball players to have numerous and biggest endorsements with companies such as Coca-Cola, MCDonalds, Upperdeck, and Nike. LeBron James is a king of the basketball court with six straight NBA finals creating history with no player accomplishing that in last 50 years.

3) Lionel Messi

Sports : Football
Country : Argentina
Earning : $80 million

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He is the first player to complete 300 goals in La Liga cup. One of the main sponsor brand Adidas had been capitalizing on the superstar with Messi-icon line of apparel and shoes. He is the winner of Ballon d’Or and five times FIFA player of the year.

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Do You KNOW ?

Ronaldo was popular with other students at school, but he was expelled at the age of 14 after he threw a chair at his teacher. Ronaldo said the reason he did it was because the teacher disrespected him. Despite it being a negative thing, it turned into a great turning point in his life. His mother then encouraged him to focus all his attention on soccer which he did and turned him into an international sensation.