Roger Federer extends his legend in the world of sports not only with titles, but also in economic terms. The Swiss tennis player has been the highest paid athlete in the world according to the list published by Forbes magazine, which measures the earnings that athletes receive during a calendar year. Federer appears in the classification ahead of other figures of world sport such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who complete this particular podium.
Federer appears at the top with some benefits of $ 106.3 million, of which 6.3 come from their prizes won on the ATP circuit and the remaining 100 thanks to their different sponsorship agreements with brands such as Rolex, Uniqlo, Wilson, Mercedes-Benz or Credit Suisse, and in large part to the agreement it has with the Japanese clothing company. The Swiss thus becomes the first tennis player to appear at the top of this ranking since its creation in 1990.
In second place is Cristiano Ronaldo, who in the last 12 months has entered $ 105 million, of which 60 have been in salary and 45 for sponsorships. Barça L footballer closes this podiumeo Messi, who along with Federer and Cristiano is the only athlete who exceeds the 100 million income barrier with his 104 million dollars received, of which 72 come from his salary and 32 from his various advertising commitments.