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.
The Swiss-born Federer made $64 million in 2017—$6 million in prize money and $58 million in endorsements from brands including Nike. In addition to formerly being ranked the number-one tennis player on the tour, he's also the richest tennis player in the world.
Lionel Messi net worth: Messi is among the richest athletes in the world Until last year Messi was the poster boy for EA’s FIFA video game series, featuring on the cover four times. Outside of football, Messi has used a portion of his money to champion a number of charitable causes.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, $93 million (Soccer, Portugal) 2. LeBron James, $86.2 million (Basketball, U.S.) 3. Lionel Messi, $80 million (Soccer, Argentina) 4. Roger Federer, $64 million (Tennis, Switzerland) 5. Kevin Durant, $60.6 million (Basketball, U.S.) 6. Andrew Luck, $50 million (Football, U.S.) 6. Rory McIlroy, $50 million (Golf, U.K.) 8.