Football may be one of the most watched sports around the globe, boasting a gigantic number in terms of viewership which results in a mammoth influx of money in the sport. However, Ronaldo Only comes fifth when he joins the highest paid celebrities worldwide.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo -$93 M

The Portuguese superstar might be moaning about leaving the World Cup so early by now, but he held on to the number five spot for the third year in a row, bringing in a cool $93 million.

4. Drake -$94 M

Drake embarked on three world tours over the course of the year, “Summer Sixteen”, “Boy Meets World,” and “Scorpion”, raking in millions. But fans crave more than his live shows: The rapper is the most streamed artist in the world.

3. J.K. Rowling -$95 M

J.K. Rowling, the prolific “Harry Potter” author, is still collecting checks from her global phenomenon more than 20 years after she introduced the young wizard to the world. This year, she published another best-selling book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and produced the accompanying stage play in London, which is sold out through 2018.

And the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted, grossing $812 million at the global box office. Not to mention, we still waiting for the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, the second instalment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series.

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