Anthony Joshua’s boxing successes before falling down to Ruiz jnr has earned him a spot on the Forbes list of highest paid celebrities, while Giannis Antetokounmpo’s spectacular outings outing in the NBA has also earned him a spot on the list.
Before losing all his heavyweight belts to Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua had it all going for him throughout the year in review, earning up to $55 million. With boxing as his main source of income, the British-Nigerian reportedly earned around $45 million from a bunch of fights.
According to Forbes, the balance of $10 million came from his endorsements with more than a dozen sponsors, including Under Armour, Beats, Hugo Boss, and Lucozade Sport. He is ranked 49 on the list, surpassing stars like Eminem, Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande.
Antetokounmpo is 75th on the list, with $43.2 million in total earnings. In the year in review, he extended his endorsement deal with Nike. Adding that to other deals under his belt, Forbes puts his earnings from endorsements at $19 million, while his salary and winnings stand at $24.2 million.