Sport is becoming one of the best paying jobs these days. The kind of money athletes are earning today will take any person in white color job sector years to match. The emergence of social media and digital platforms of advertising and reaching more people have opened new frontiers for sportsmen and women to earn more cash through endorsements. Today, we have a new list of highest paid athletes in 2018 globally according to Forbes.
6. Lebron James- $85.5 Million
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NBA first representative on the list is no doubt the king himself Lebron James of Cleveland Cavaliers. The 33-year-old is the highest paid basketball player not only in America but also in the World. The star takes home $85.5 million today. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is 8th on the list behind Tennis legend Roger Federer.
5. Neymar- $90 Million
World most expensive footballer Neymar is still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to the money League. Paris Saint-Germain paid 222 Euros to sign him from Barcelona but injuries interfered with his season in Paris. However, he still made $90 Million in total to take position five on the list of highest-paid athletes.
4. Conor McGregor- $99 Million
The World expected UFC star Conor McGregor to lose badly to Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in a boxing clash held in Las Vegas in 2017. This happened in the 10th round but he went home with a war chest. The fight earned him $99 million in total. In fact, he raked in $4 million more than Mayweather in endorsements. If you can take home $99 million for a single day of work, there is no need to worry about anything.