Top 10 List of Worlds Highest & Best Paid Athletes of 2014

Net worth of the Top 10 Athletes in the World

As the end of 2014 comes quickly, we'll be recapping the Highest Paid athletes in the world. Some of these people you may have never heard of, and others you may have. We'll be combining Salaries/Winnings and their Endorsements to come up with a rough Net Worth of all of the presented athletes below, along with what their primary sport is and what team and country they are from.

YourSports 1 Highest Paid Athletes of 2014


#1 – Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather flaunting his wealth
(Floyd Mayweather Instagram)

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$105 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]37[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Las Vegas, Neveda[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Boxing[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Boxes with Justin Beiber on Occasion in training sessions with other celebrities. Known for his Endorsements of Interesting businesses, unlike George Foreman. [/vc_column]



#2 – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo in front of a Statue of him in Madeira, Portugal
(Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook)

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$80 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]29[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Madrid, Spain[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Soccer/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]1st Athlete to garner 100 million likes on Facebook and Has a Statue that was Recently built of him in his Home town of Madeira, Portugal. [/vc_column]



#3 – Lebron James

3rd Highest Paid athlete in the world Lebron James

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$72 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]29[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Bath Township, Ohio[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Basketball (NBA)/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Lebron Sent his immediate neighbors Cupcakes and a note upon moving back to the cleveland cavaliers for all the Chaos of media and fans outside of his home. [/vc_column]



#4 – Lionel Messi

Leo Messi Salary is the 4th Highest paid athlete in the world
(Leo Messi Facebook)


[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$64 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]27[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Castelldefels, Spain[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Soccer (World Football)/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Won the Ballon d'Or 4 Consecutive times before Cristiano Ronaldo won it in 2014. Ballon d'Or is the highest trophy in the Soccer world for individual Player achievements. Messi is also only 5′ 7″. [/vc_column]



#5 – Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is the 5th highest paid salary player in the world
(Kobe Facebook)


[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$61.5 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]36[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Newport Beach, CA[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Basketball (NBA)/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Kobe bryant holds the title for having the Highest salary in the NBA for the 4th year in a Row. [/vc_column]



#6 – Tiger Woods

Tiger woods has the 6th highest total Salary in the world for athletes
(Tiger Facebook)


[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$61.2 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]38[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Jupiter Island, FL[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Golf/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Woods missed the Masters for the first time since 1994 due to a back surgery that he had undergone. Over 20 yrs before his first sick day. [/vc_column]



 #7 – Roger Federer

Rogerer Federer Net worth in the 7th highest paid player in the world

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$56 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]33[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Switzerland[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Tennis[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Federer lucky number is “8”. He is known to Carry 8 racquets, 8 water bottles and 8 towels to matches. [/vc_column]



#8 – Phil Mickelson

Phil mickelson Net worth and Salary

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$53 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]44[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Rancho Santa Fe, CA[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Golf/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Phil became the 1st left-handed player tow Win the U.S. Amateurs. [/vc_column]



#9 – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Net worth

[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$44 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]28[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Manacor, Spain[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Tennis/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]After winning any tournament, Nadal bites the Trophy he receives like most Olympians do when they win a Medal. [/vc_column]



#10 – Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan Net worth 10th highest paid athlete in the world
(Atlanta Falcon Fans Facebook)


[vc_column width=”1/4″]Total Earnings 2014:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]$43 Million [/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Age:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]29[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Lives in:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Duluth, GA[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Source of Income:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]Football/Endorsements[/vc_column]
[vc_column width=”1/4″]Fun Fact:[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″]He was named the 2008 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.[/vc_column]

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