Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes journal list of highest-paid international athletes introduced Friday, main the lineup for the primary time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (TL 722.9 million).
The Swiss tennis legend, a males’s document 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, turns into the primary participant from his sport to prime the annual list since its 1990 debut, rising from fifth place in 2019.
Federer’s haul over the previous 12 months included $100 million from look charges and endorsement offers, plus $6.3 million in prize cash. His earlier greatest exhibiting was second in 2013.
“His model is pristine, which is why these that may afford to align with him clamor to take action,” University of Southern California sports activities enterprise professor David Carter advised the journal.
The ongoing Corona Virus pandemic that shut down sports activities worldwide brought about the primary decline since 2016 within the whole revenue of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes, a 9% dip from final yr to $3.6 billion. Another plunge is predicted subsequent yr from the shutdown.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was second on the list at $105 million, $60 million in wage and $45 million from endorsements, with Argentine soccer hero Lionel Messi third on $104 million, $32 million of that from sponsorship offers.
Messi and Ronaldo, who’ve traded the highest spot three of the previous 4 years, noticed their mixed incomes dip $28 million from final yr attributable to wage cuts when European golf equipment halted play in March.
Brazilian footballer Neymar was fourth general on $95.5 million, $25 million from endorsements, whereas NBA star LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers was fifth on $88.2 million, $60 million of that from endorsements.
NBA star Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was sixth on $74.4 million with former teammate Kevin Durant subsequent on $63.9 million.
Tiger Woods, the reigning Masters champion and a 15-time main winner, was eighth on the list and tops amongst golfers at $62.3 million, all however $2.3 million from sponsor offers.
Woods topped the Forbes list a document 12 occasions earlier than an infidelity scandal helped finish his run.
Two NFL quarterbacks rounded out the highest 10 with Kirk Cousins ninth at $60.5 million and Carson Wentz 10th on $59.1 million.
The prime 100 featured athletes from 21 nations and 10 sports activities. More NBA gamers made the list than these from some other sport at 35, however 31 NFL gamers made the minimize, up from 19 from final yr, they usually pulled down probably the most cash of any league, aided by ending the season earlier than the lethal virus outbreak.
Major League Baseball, whose begin to the 2020 marketing campaign was postponed by the virus outbreak, put just one participant on the list regardless of there having been as many as 15 in 2019. The lone MLB participant was Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who was 57th at $27.3 million with solely $750,000 from endorsements.
Spanish footballer Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, was final among the many 100 on $21.8 million, together with $3 million in endorsements.
Two girls, tennis stars Naomi Osaka of Japan and Serena Williams of the United States, made the list, probably the most females on it since 2016. Osaka ranked 29th general on $37.4 million ($34 million in endorsements), 4 spots forward of Williams with $36 million ($32 million in endorsements).
Federer pitchman magic
Federer, 38, boasts the most important sponsorship lineup amongst lively athletes with Moet & Chandon and Barilla amongst these paying from $Three to $30 million to hyperlink him with their manufacturers.
Federer, who spent a document 310 weeks as world primary, reached 18 of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005-2010. Only Woods has joined Federer in making $100 million in sponsor offers in a single yr.
Federer’s latest deal is with Swiss operating shoe On, of which he’s an investor – however a number of sponsors have been with him for greater than a decade, together with Rolex, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz and Wilson.
A cut up with Nike in 2018 opened Federer to Japanese attire model Uniqlo’s 10-year deal price $300 million.