NEW YORK: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is still the richest sportsperson on the planet, according to Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Athletes annual list.
The Portugal captain topped the list for the second year in a row, with a net worth of $93m (£72.05m). Basketball superstar LeBron James was second with $86.2m (£66.79m).
Both Ronaldo and James saw an increase in the revenues. The Portuguese footballer saw his earnings rise $5m, whilst the Cavaliers’ power forward earned $9m more.
Basketball dominated the list with 32 NBA players among the top 100, followed by baseball with 22 and American football with 15.
The top 100 people earned a total of $3.11bn (£2.4bn) over the last year, a slight decrease from last year’s earnings of $3.15bn (£2.43bn).
Serena Williams is the only female athlete in the top 100. The American tennis player is 51st, having made $27m (£20.92m) in the last 12 months.
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