Thursday, 9 June 2016

Athletes :----Ronaldo named highest paid athlete

American business magazine, Forbes, has named Cristiano
Ronaldo as the highest-paid athlete in the world.

The Real Madrid forward, becomes the first footballer
to ever top the list of the world’s highest-earning
Ronaldo earned $88m in the last 12 months, $6.6m
more than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is second.
Endorsements make up £32m of the Portugal captain’s
earnings and this is the first year since 2000, that
someone other than Tiger Woods or Floyd Mayweather is
first on the list.
Serena Williams ($28.9m) at No 40, and Maria
Sharapova ($21.9) at No 88 are the only two women
who make the list.
Forbes’ figures include all salaries and bonuses earned
between June 1 2015 and June 1 2016.