Highest Paid Athletes 2014 – Ranked By Forbes

As You All Know, We Are in 2014 and 2013 is now “Past Story” for all of us. here we going to make the List of Highest Paid Athletes 2014. there is some new entries from 2013 in the list, especially inclusion of Matt Ryan and Rafael Nadal they are at number 10 and 9 respectively.

Tiger Woods, who was the most paid athlete last year, at number 6 in this years list. Cristiano Ronaldo is also jumping up and up, he is the 2nd most earning athlete in 2014 with 80 million annual income.  as usually this years lis also dominated  by soccer, basketball, tennis and football players.

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here is the Detail List of Highest Paid Athletes 2014. all the stats adopted from forbes.com, official website of American business magazine

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

 

1. Floyd Mayweather – Boxing

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

Undefeated professional Boxer, who was the #1 Highest Paid Athlete in early 2013.  at the end of 2013 he was  14th Highest Paid Athlete. his Total Earning is 105 Million USD, All of Them via Salary/Winnings, he is the only athlete in this list who have not even single buck through commercial deals.

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Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
105 Million USD 105 Million USD 0 Million USD

 

2. Cristiano RonaldoSoccer

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

One of the Most Popular Soccer Player, Cristiano Ronaldo is 2nd Highest Paid Athlete in 2014. Ronaldo is Earning More Than 80 Million US Dollars. he is Ahead of Lional Messi With some distance. Ronaldo is Receiving 52 Millions via Salary and Winning, 28 Millions via Endorsements.

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Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
80 Million USD 52 Million USD 28 Million USD

 

3. Lebron James – Basketball

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

LeBron James Remains the Highest Paid Basketball Player in this List for 2014, Also #3 highest Paid Athlete. Lebron is Receiving almost 19 million USD in Salary and 53 Million via Endorsements. With 72 Million US Dollars, the Big Man is 3rd Highest Paid Athlete in 2014.

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Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
72 Million USD 19 Million USD 53 Million USD

 

4. Lionel MessiSoccer

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

One of the Greatest if Not Greatest Soccer Player of All Time. Man Who Have More Records than Anyone in Soccer’s History. Lional Messi is 4th Highest Paid Athlete in 2014. his Earning is Exceeding 64 Million US Dollars. Messi is Recieving 23 Millions via Salary/Winning and 41.7 Millions via Endorsements. Messi has Jumped up this Year, in 2013 List he was at number #10.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
64.7 Million USD 23 Million USD 41.7 Million USD

 

5. Kobe BryantBasketball

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

Fame, Greatness and Money Connecting here. he is Kobe Bryant and he is the 2nd highest Paid NBA Basketball Player. Kobe is at #5 in List of Highest Paid Athletes 2014. his Earning is Almost 62 Million. Kobe is Receiving almost 30.5 Million US Dollars via Salary/Winning. he Bagged 31 Millions via Endorsements. his earning is same as 2013, though he was 3rd in 2013 list.

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Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
61.5 Million USD 30.5 Million USD 31 Million USD

 

6. Tiger WoodsGolf

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

One of the Greatest Golfer of All Time, Who Dominated the List of Highest Paid Athletes more than 13 Years. he is Still one of the Most Earning Athlete in 2014. the Master of Scandals is Earning More Than 61 Million US Dollars. he is earning only 6.2 million through salary and winning prizes but 55 million commercial income making him 6th most paid athlete 2014.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
61.2 Million USD 6.2 Million USD 55 Million USD

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7. Roger Federer – Tennis

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

One of the Most Popular Athlete in the World, and #1 Highest Paid Tennis Player Roger Federer is 7th in this List. Federer is earning More than 56 million US Dollars. his most of income is via Commercials/Endorsements which is 52 million.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
 56.2 Million USD 4.2 Million USD 52 Million USD

 

8. Phil Mickelson – Golf

Highest Paid Athletes 2014

Philip Alfred Mickelson, the Winner of three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010). he is 8th Highest Paid Athlete in the World and Oldest Athlete who found himself in Most Earning Athletes List. his Total Earning is 53.2 US Dollars.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
53.2 Million USD 5.2 Million USD 48 Million USD

 

9. Rafael Nadal – Tennis

Highest Paid Athletes 2014 - Ranked By Forbes

Master of Clay Court, Rafael Nadal Making the list of Highest Paid Athletes 2014 in Style. he has the total income of 44.5 millions in 2014. Nadal making 30 million via his commercial deals with leading companies and also getting handsome amount on salary and winning prizes.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
44.5 Million USD 14.5 Million USD 30 Million USD

 

10. Matt Ryan – Football

Highest Paid Athletes 2014 - Ranked By Forbes

Matt Ryan is the Last Member of our List “Highest Paid Athletes” for 2014. Matt earning almost 44 millions, his salary is 42 millions but no big deals of commercials. only 1.8 million through endorsements.

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
43.8 Million USD 42 Million USD 1.8 Million USD

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Remaining 90 Athletes Out of 100

 

# Athletes Total Earning Salary/Winning Endorsements Sport
11 Manny Pacquiao $41.8 M $41.0 M $0.8 M Boxing
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic $40.4 M $36.4 M $4.0 M Soccer
13 Derrick Rose $36.6 M $17.6 M $19.0 M Basketball
14 Gareth Bale $36.4 M $25.4 M $11.0 M Soccer
15 Radamel Falcao $35.4 M $32.4 M $3.0 M Soccer
16 Neymar $33.6 M $17.6 M $16.0 M Soccer
17 Novak Djokovic $33.1 M $12.1 M $21.0 M Tennis
18 Matthew Stafford $33.0 M $31.5 M $1.5 M Football
19 Lewis Hamilton $32.0 M $29.0 M $3.0 M Racing
20 Kevin Durant $31.9 M $17.9 M $14.0 M Basketball
21 Fernando Alonso $31.0 M $29.0 M $2.0 M Racing
22 M.S   Dhoni $30.0 M $4.0 M $26.0 M Cricket
23 Dwyane Wade $29.9 M $18.9 M $11.0 M Basketball
24 Carmelo Anthony $29.4 M $21.4 M $8.0 M Basketball
25 Wladimir Klitschko $28.0 M $24.0 M $4.0 M Boxing
26 Peyton Manning $27.1 M $15.1 M $12.0 M Football
27 Amar’e Stoudemire $26.7 M $21.7 M $5.0 M Basketball
28 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $25.9 M $14.9 M $11.0 M Racing
29 Dwight Howard $25.5 M $20.5 M $5.0 M Basketball
30 Cliff Lee $25.3 M $25.1 M $200.0 K Baseball
31 Joe Mauer $24.8 M $23.0 M $1.8 M Baseball
32 Miguel Cabrera $24.6 M $22.6 M $2.0 M Baseball
33 Zack Greinke $24.5 M $24.4 M $50.0 K Baseball
34 Maria Sharapova $24.4 M $2.4 M $22.0 M Tennis
35 Derek Jeter $24.3 M $15.3 M $9.0 M Baseball
35 Rory McIlroy $24.3 M $4.3 M $20.0 M Golf
37 Chris Paul $24.2 M $18.7 M $5.5 M Basketball
37 CC Sabathia $24.2 M $23.0 M $1.2 M Baseball
39 Prince Fielder $23.9 M $23.5 M $400.0 K Baseball
40 Darrelle Revis $23.8 M $23.0 M $0.8 M Football
41 Li Na $23.6 M $5.6 M $18.0 M Tennis
42 Jimmie Johnson $23.5 M $17.0 M $6.5 M Racing
43 Wayne Rooney $23.4 M $18.4 M $5.0 M Soccer
44 Sergio Aguero $23.3 M $18.3 M $5.0 M Soccer
45 Usain Bolt $23.2 M $200.0 K $23.0 M Track
45 Dirk Nowitzki $23.2 M $22.7 M $0.5 M Basketball
47 Blake Griffin $23.0 M $16.5 M $6.5 M Basketball
48 Alex Rodriguez $22.9 M $22.6 M $300.0 K Baseball
48 Johan Santana $22.9 M $22.5 M $400.0 K Baseball
50 Mark Teixeira $22.7 M $22.5 M $200.0 K Baseball
51 Matt Kemp $22.6 M $21.8 M $0.8 M Baseball
52 Joe Johnson $22.5 M $21.5 M $1.0 M Basketball
53 Geno Atkins $22.4 M $22.3 M $50.0 K Football
53 Ryan Howard $22.4 M $21.7 M $0.7 M Baseball
55 Aaron Rodgers $22.0 M $14.5 M $7.5 M Football
55 Serena Williams $22.0 M $11.0 M $11.0 M Tennis
57 Chris Bosh $21.8 M $19.3 M $2.5 M Basketball
57 Pau Gasol $21.8 M $19.3 M $2.5 M Basketball
59 Yaya Touré $21.7 M $19.2 M $2.5 M Soccer
60 Robinson Cano $21.5 M $18.0 M $3.5 M Baseball
60 Adrian Gonzalez $21.5 M $21.1 M $400.0 K Baseball
62 Joe Haden $21.4 M $21.2 M $150.0 K Football
63 Fernando Torres $21.3 M $17.8 M $3.5 M Soccer
64 Henrik Stenson $21.2 M $18.0 M $3.2 M Golf
65 Vernon Wells $21.1 M $21.0 M $100.0 K Baseball
66 Canelo Alvarez $21.0 M $19.5 M $1.5 M Boxing
66 Drew Brees $21.0 M $10.0 M $11.0 M Football
66 Eli Manning $21.0 M $13.5 M $7.5 M Football
69 Julius Peppers $20.8 M $20.4 M $400.0 K Football
70 Cole Hamels $20.7 M $20.5 M $200.0 K Baseball
70 Jason Peters $20.7 M $20.7 M $50.0 K Football
70 Justin Verlander $20.7 M $20.2 M $0.5 M Baseball
73 Tim Lincecum $20.6 M $20.3 M $250.0 K Baseball
74 Carl Crawford $20.5 M $20.2 M $300.0 K Baseball
75 Matt Cain $20.4 M $20.0 M $400.0 K Baseball
75 Barry Zito $20.4 M $20.3 M $100.0 K Baseball
77 Felix Hernandez $20.3 M $20.1 M $200.0 K Baseball
77 Albert Pujols $20.3 M $18.3 M $2.0 M Baseball
79 Deron Williams $20.0 M $18.5 M $1.5 M Basketball
80 David Ortiz $19.8 M $14.8 M $5.0 M Baseball
81 Robin van Persie $19.5 M $16.5 M $3.0 M Soccer
82 Russell Westbrook $19.2 M $14.7 M $4.5 M Basketball
83 Sebastian Vettel $19.0 M $18.0 M $1.0 M Racing
84 Carlos Dunlap $18.8 M $18.7 M $50.0 K Football
84 Zach Randolph $18.8 M $18.3 M $0.5 M Basketball
86 Steven Gerrard $18.7 M $13.2 M $5.5 M Soccer
86 Jeff Gordon $18.7 M $13.7 M $5.0 M Racing
88 Rudy Gay $18.6 M $17.9 M $0.7 M Basketball
89 Larry Fitzgerald $18.5 M $17.0 M $1.5 M Football
89 Mesut Ozil $18.5 M $12.5 M $6.0 M Soccer
91 Branden Albert $18.4 M $18.4 M $35.0 K Football
92 Franck Ribéry $18.3 M $16.8 M $1.5 M Soccer
93 Alfonso Soriano $18.1 M $18.0 M $50.0 K Baseball
94 Jairus Byrd $18.0 M $17.9 M $100.0 K Football
95 Adam Scott $17.7 M $8.7 M $9.0 M Golf
96 Terrell Suggs $17.6 M $17.4 M $200.0 K Football
97 Brandon Marshall $17.5 M $16.8 M $0.7 M Football
97 Jayson Werth $17.5 M $17.3 M $200.0 K Baseball
99 Matt Holliday $17.4 M $17.2 M $200.0 K Baseball
100 Luis Suarez $17.3 M $13.3 M $4.0 M Soccer