Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods To Become Worlds Richest Athlete

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Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest earning athlete in the world after raking in a record £61million last year alone beating long-term leader Floyd Mayweather Jnr into first place. The retired boxer, who fought just once within the last 12 months, earned £30million. Ronaldo’s football rival, Lionel Messi came in at second place after earning £56million.

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Ronaldo struck a £38.5million-a-year salary with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Plus his endorsement deals with Nike, watchmaker Tag Heuer and nutrition supplements group Herbalife were worth £22million. The top 10 list is shown below:

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