9 Highest Paid Athletes in the World

Kobe Bryant $50 million annually: In 2015, he earned $25M. According to one source, his net worth was $350 million in 2016. Wow!

Jordan Spieth $52.8 million annually:  He made a ridiculous amount of money during the PGA tour in 2015. $1.5 million first-place prize. He also received a $10M bonus for winning the FedEx Cup.

Phil Mickelson $52.9 million annually: His full name is Philip Alfred Mickelson and he is known for his nickname Lefty. He has won 42 major events  on the PGA tour. Now, he is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, and no wonder why.

Cam Newton $53.1 million annually:  This American football quarterback is one of the highest paid athletes in history. He is the only athlete to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy, a national championship and also be the first overall pick in a National Football League Draft within a one year span.

Novak Djokovic $55.8 million annually: He is ranked #2 currently  in men’s single tennis (Association of Tennis Professionals). He is also dubbed as one of the best tennis players of all time.

Kevin Durant $56.2 million annually:  He won the Most Valuable Player award for the National Basketball Association along with 4 NBA scoring titles. He was also awarded the Rookie of the Year award and 4 Olympic gold medals.

Roger Federer $67.8 million annually:  Currently, he is ranked #4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Many analysts say that he is the greatest tennis player of all time.

LeBron James $77.2 million annually:  He has won three National Basketball Association championships, along with three finals MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals.

Lionel Messi $81.4 million annually:  He is often regarded as the best football player in the world. And many others refer to him as the greatest of all time. He is the only player in history that has won 5 FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.