Top earned athletes 2020
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Forbes published the list of top earning athletes, Who is the richest athletes?

As we all know Top sports persons are used to earn a lot. Like everything corona virus dropped the paydays for the world’s top earning athletes for the first time in four years. In this year 2020 due to the spread of pandemic Covid 19 all sports event have been canceled or postponed, first time since World War II.
athletes paydays graph
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 The top 100 high-paid athletes earned a total 3.6 billion US dollar in this year, which is 9% below from the previous year,2019. This such decline happened since 2016.

For the first time in his sports career Roger Federer achieves the top spot, with $106 million of earning.

    Federer is the richest player to replace Messi

 Roger Federer

Roger Federer is now the richest player in the world, leaving behind Argentine football star Lionel Messi. The Swiss legend also topped the list of richest players as the first tennis player. Messi topped the list of highest-earning players last year.

According to a list published by Forbes, the 36-year-old Federer has an annual income of 86.2 million Pound, which is equivalent to around RS 825 crore in Indian Rupees. Juventus' Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is in second place. His annual income is 85 million pounds or 813 crore rupees.

Leo Messi
Then in third place is last year's top player Barcelona’s Argentine forward Messi. His current annual revenue is 84 million Pounds or Rs 804 crore. Number four is Brazilian superstar Neymar. The football star has earned 77.5 million pounds or 741 crore rupees. Fifth-ranked US basketball star LeBron James has an income of. 71.5 million pounds.

Besides, there are no other football or tennis stars in the top ten. Boxer Tyson Fury is in 11th place with an income of 46.2 million pounds. And Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is at 13th place with an income of 43.7 million pounds.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka tops the list of female players. He is at number 29.

Here is the list of top 20 highest paid athletes:-

1. Roger Federer
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Lionel Messi
4. Neymar
5. LeBron James
6.  Stephen Curry
7. Kevin Durant
8. Tiger Woods
9. Kirk Cousins
10.Carson Wentz
11.  Tyson Fury
12. Russell Westbrook
13. Lewis Hamilton
14. Rory Mcllroy
15. Jared Goff
16.  Conor McGregor
17.  James Harden
18. Giannis  Antetokounmpo
19.  Anthony Joshua
20. Deontay Wilder 



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