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Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo ranked highest-paid sportsperson

By Patricia  Uyeh
Football star, who is Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been ranked the highest-paid sportsperson for the second successive year according to Forbes  annual list of the world’s richest athletes.

Cristiano Ronaldo earned $93m (£72.05m) from salary, bonuses and endorsements last year, thus boosting his earnings by $5m (£3.87m) a year on.

Basketball dominates with a record 32 NBA players among the top 100, up from 18 in 2016, followed by baseball with 22, American football with 15 and football with nine.

See the list of the top 10 sportspersons:

Cristiano Ronaldo – football ($93m)

LeBron James – basketball ($86.2m)

Lionel Messi – football ($80m)

Roger Federer – tennis ($64m)

Kevin Durant – basketball ($60.6m)

Andrew Luck – American football ($50m)

Rory McIlroy – golfer ($50m)

Stephen Curry – basketball ($47.3m)

James Harden – basketball ($46.6m)

Lewis Hamilton – formula 1 ($46m)

Photo credit : Daily Mirror

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