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Top 10 Highest Paid Male Athletes In 2015

Money is everything to some but the only thing to others. Athletes are known enjoy hefty salaries to reciprocate their excellent performance. The amount of salary varies from athlete to athlete. This is mainly centered on one’s contribution toward the team’s performance. This classification excludes their wealth though. It can take you years to make what Kobe Bryant earns a year. I am talking about millions of dollars here. According to the Forbes Magazine, here are the top 10 highest paid male athletes in 2015.

10. Kobe Bryant ($50 million)

If you are a Basketball fan then you are utterly conversant with Kobe Bryant. The 37 years old joined the NBA from high school. He is renowned as the youngest NBA player to reach 30,000 career points in the history of the sport. He is a Lakers diehard and has played for the club throughout his career. He is ranked third on the league’s all time postseason scoring and all-time regular season scoring lists.

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9. Tiger Woods ($50.6 Million)

Tiger Woods needs no introduction. He was born Edrick Tont Tiger Woods on 30th December 1975. The American professional golfer is the most successful golfer of all time. He has featured in the list of the most paid athletes on the planet for several years. He became a professional golfer at the age of 20. He is estimated to worth over $1 billion and was the first athlete to hit that mark.

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8. Phil Mickelson ($50.8 Million)

Phil Mickelson was born on 16th July 1970. He is a renowned American golfer who has won up to 42 events in the coveted PGA Tour. This includes five major championships, a PGA Championship, three Masters Titles and an Open Championship. He is acknowledged in the history of the sport as one of the 16 golfers has won three of the four professional majors. He is currently the highest paid golfer on the planet.

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7. Kevin Durant ($54.1 Million)

Kevin Durant is another American professional basketball player. He is currently signed to Oklahoma City Thunder in the renowned National Basketball Association (NBA). The 26 Years old has won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, NBA rookie of the Year Award, four NBA scoring titles and an Olympic gold medal. He joined the club in 2007 after the rookie season. He is the second highest paid player in the world.

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6. Lebron James ($64Million)

Lebron James is the highest paid basketball player in the world. The American professional player is currently signed at Cleveland Cavaliers He was born on 30 December 1984 and began his career at the small forward. He has won two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, an NBA Scoring Title, Four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and many more. He earns $10 million more than Kevin Durant.
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5. Roger Federer ($67 Million)

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who was born on 8thAugust 1981. He is currently ranked at number 2 by the association of tennis professionals. Many commentators have acknowledged him as the best tennis player of all time. He has enjoyed being in the top 10 since 2002. Federer has held myriad records including holding the world number 1 position for 302 weeks, winning 17 grand slam singles titles and reaching Wimbledon final 10 times. He is the highest paid tennis player on the planet.

Highest Paid Male Athletes

4. Lionel Messi ($73.8 Million)

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional player who is currently signed to Barcelona Football Club in Spain. He won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Payer of the Year Awards in 2009. He was just getting started; he retained the same title in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He became the club’s all –time top scorer at the age of 24. He is currently enjoying hefty salary thanks to his excellent performance.

Highest Paid Male Athletes

3. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.6 Million)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid football player in the world. The 30 years old Portuguese signed to Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United at 80 million pound, by then a world record fee. He is currently the captain of his Portugal national team. He has won the Ballon d’Or thrice; in 2008, 2013 and 2014. He is often ranked as the best player in the world.

Highest Paid Male Athletes

2. Manny Pacquiao ($160 Million)

Manny Pacquiao is a Philippine professional boxer who was born on 17thDecember 1978. He is also a politician who was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. Did you know that Manny Pacquiao can act and sing as well? He is the second paid athlete in the entire world according to Forbes. He recently took part in the fight of the century against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Highest Paid Male Athletes

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($300 Million)

Ladies and gentlemen, the highest paid athlete in the world is none other than the champ himself, Floyd Mayweather Jr. The 38 years old American professional boxer defeated Manny Pacquiao in what was dubbed as the fight of the century. His hefty salary is attributed to that victory. The fight was however marred by controversy with many saying Pacquiao won.

Highest Paid Male Athletes

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