Below is list of World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes 2017-2018 (Richest Athletes Earning) 10. Lewis Hamilton: (Racing Driver) World’s Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes. Lewis Hamilton was born on 7th January 1985 in Stevenage, England. His mother Carmen is a white British whereas his father Anthony Hamilton is a black British.
Leading the Golden State Warriors to the 2017 NBA Finals, Kevin Durant is well on his way towards winning his first championship. Not only is the former MVP one of the best players in the league, but he makes more money than almost any player in NBA history.
Dwyane Wade net worth and salary: Dwyane Wade is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $95 million dollars. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dwyane Wade played basketball all through his school years, as he idolized Michael Jordan.
Forbes published its annual look at the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes this month. The cutoff for inclusion was $21.4 million with an average age of 31, but eight athletes who have yet to turn 26 qualified with soccer and basketball players leading the charge.
6. Novak Djokovic. Earnings: $55.8 Million. Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis player, and currently ranked number #2 in the world, behind Andy Murray. Djokovic is 29 years old, and has won over 12 grand slams throughout his career. “My mother is a special story.
11. Drew Brees, $45.3 million (Football, U.S.) 12. Phil Mickelson, $43.5 million (Golf, U.S.) 13. Russell Westbrook, $38.6 million (Basketball, U.S.) 14. Sebastian Vettel, $38.5 million (Racing, Germany) 15. Damian Lillard, $38.4 million (Basketball, U.S.) 16. Novak Djokovic, $37.6 million (Tennis, Serbia) 17. Tiger Woods, $37.1 million (Golf, U.S.) 18.