Top 10 Paid Athletes in 2015

There are so many athletes in the World we know. Athletes competes in sports that involve physical strength and fitness. There are different type of athletes. Some of them are professionals and have particularly well developed physiques developed by hard physical trainings exercise and a strict diet routine.

 

FLOYD MAYWEATHER,JR.:

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Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is a 38 years old American boxer. His nick names are pretty boy, money and TBE (The best ever). Maybe his nick is money because currently he is the highest paid athlete with total earning of $105 million and that is without any endorsement’s included. He topped the Forbes list for highest paid athletes in 2012 and 2013 and the Forbes list again in 2014. 

Currently he is undefeated as a professional and also a five division world champion. He also won world title for ten times and lineal championship in four different weight classes.

He was born in to a family of boxers on February 24,1977. His father name is Floyd Mayweather Sr and is a former contender who fought hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard. His uncle Roger Mayweather is his current trainer who also won two world championships.

CRISTIANO RONALDO:

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal on 5 February 1985 currently he is 30 years old. He is one of the greatest football player who started his football career at national level in 2001 by playing for Portugal U15 team and played at every level and stage for his country. He also plays for Football club Real Madrid and the most expensive player for the club and also in the World with great skills who controls the forward position and gives his opposition a very tough time.

LEBRON JAMES:

Lebron James 2015

Lebron James

Lebron Raymone James is an American born professional basketball player weighing 250 lb which is almost 113 kg with height of 6 ft 8 inch. He started his career in 2003 for Cleveleand Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association till 2010. In 2010 he joined Miami heat and played for them till 2014 and then returned to his old basketball team. He holds many records like NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two olympic gold medals and the list goes on. He also lead Miami Heat in winning streak of 27 games in 2013 which is the second longest record in history. Currently he is the most expensive professional basketball player with total earnings of   $72.3 million.

LIONEL MESSI:

Lionel Messi 2015

Lionel Messi 2015

Lionel Messi is a great professional football player from Argentina we all know and don’t need any introduction. His full name is Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini. He was born on 24 June 1987 and currently 27 years old. He was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.  He is a forward player with a number 10 shirt and serves his national team Argentina as captain and also plays for a Spanish Club FC Barcelona. He first received his FIFA Player Of The Year Award in 2009 at the age of 21 and won it again in 2010,2011 and 2012. He is the second most richest football player with total earnings of $64.7 million.

KOBE BRYANT:

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is an also an American born professional basketball player weighing 212 lb (96 kg) with height of 6ft 6 inches. He started his NBA career in directly from school for Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 and since then he played for Lakers.

At the age of 34 years he became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. He is the second most richest basketball player with total earning of $61.5 million.

TIGER WOODS:

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Some people think that Golf is a boring game and not fun at all. But it is not boring for players like Tiger Woods as he is the richest professional American golfer and one of the highest paid athletes in the world for several years. His full name is Eldrick Tont Woods. Eldrick was born in CYPRESS, California in 1975. He reached number one position in World rankings in 1997 and is one of the most dominant force in golf. He topped the ranking from 1999 to 2004 and then from 2005 to 2010. His total earnings are $61.2 million.

ROGER FEDERER:

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who was born in the most beautiful country  Bassel Switzerland in 1981. He became a professional player in 1998 and he is currently on the 2nd number in world ranking by ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals). He is among the seven men to capture a career Grand Slam. His official website is www.rogerfederer.com. He is on 2nd number in world ranking but he is on top of the World’s richest tennis player with an earning of $56.2 million.

PHIL MICKELSON:

Phil Mickelson Lefty

Phil Mickelson Lefty

Phil Mickelson is also an professional golfer. His nickname is lefty maybe because he is left handed. He was born in San Diego California in 1970. He started his professional career in 1992 and currently holds 51 professional wins.

He is one of the 16 golfers in the history to win atleast three of the four professional majors. He can play both right handed and left handed but he never got much successful during the time he played  with his right hand as compared to his left hand. That’s why his nick is Lefty. He was also included in World hall of fame in 2012. He is the second most richest golfer with total earning   $53.2 million.

RAFAEL NADAL PARERA:

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain in 1986.He became a professional tennis player in 2001 and he currently ranks no 5 but he established himself as one of the best ever all-rounder in tennis and is considered as one of the greatest player of all time. He is one of the finest Clay Court players in history so that’s why he is also called KING OF CLAY.

He is the second most richest tennis player with total earning of $44.5 million.

MATT RYAN:

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is an American Football quarterback. He was born in Exton,Pennsylvania on May 17,1985 and currently he is 29 years old. He started his career in 2008 NFL after college football. He threw for more than 200 yards for more than 15 times. He has also earned honors as the 2008 NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

He is the most richest American football player with total earning of $43.8 million.

 

 

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