The 25 Highest-Paid Athletes May Surprise You


Sexy infographic time! And ESPN’s new infographic is just the sexiest.

Without even accounting for the oodles of promotional $$$ athletes pull in, ESPN ranked the highest-salaried athletes in the world, and the top five each pull in over $35 million per year. That’s a lot of coin!

Money Mayweather is tops, at $73 million made, and he’s followed by soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, then Aaron Rodgers at a surprising $40 mil. (Hazard pay for Lambeau?)

Click through to ESPN to see the sport-by-sport breakdowns. No. 3 on the NBA’s list made me laugh out loud.


[H/T: ESPN; Photo: Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports]