Being among the highest-paid athletes in the world demands a combination of talent, hard work, and signing up the right contracts. In the last decade, we have seen names from golf, soccer, boxing, and other sports top the list.
The visibility of those athletes make their image valuable, and a significant part of their income comes from huge contracts. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, has a lifetime deal with Nike that is worth one billion. However, it is interesting to notice that all the names on this list are men. It highlights the payment gaps between men and women in sports. Keep scrolling and discover the highest-earning athletes in the last ten years.