Roger Federer is the highest-earning athlete in 2020. This is the conclusion reached by Forbes in its athlete ranking for 2020, which takes into account prize money, salaries, bonuses, endorsements, royalties and appearance fees from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020. The Swiss tennis star had total revenues of 106.3 million dollars (approx. 95 million euros) in this year's ranking. Of this, 6.3 million dollars were prize money and 100 million dollars were income from endorsements. In the previous year, Federer was in fifth place with a earnings of 93.4 million dollars.
In second place comes soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus Turin with a pay of 105 million dollars (60 million dollars salary, 45 million dollars endorsements). Third is Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona with 104 million dollars (72 million dollars salary, 32 million dollars endorsements). In 2019, Messi was the highest earning athlete.
Only two women made it into the ranking of the 100 highest paid athletes. The Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka is in 29th place with 37.4 million dollars (3.4 million dollars in prize money, 34 million dollars in endorsements). US tennis queen Serena Williams comes in at 36 million dollars in pay, making her 33rd (4 million dollars in prize money, 32 million dollars in endorsements).
|Position||Name||Total pay (in million dollars)||Salary/Winnings (in million dollars)||Endorsements (in million dollars)||Sport|
|9||Kirk Cousins||60.5||58||2.5||American Football|
|10||Carson Wentz||59.1||55.1||4||American Football|
|13||Lewis Hamilton||54||42||12||Formula 1|
|15||Jared Goff||49||47||2||American Football|
|16||Conor McGregor||48||32||16||Mixed Martial Arts|