Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has become the first tennis player to top the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine Lionel Messi.
Roger Federer snatched the top spot in the list of the most paid wage athletes during the current year 2020, at a value of 86 million pounds, after he was ranked fifth in the last list of the famous American magazine Forbes.
On the other hand, the wages of the two stars, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus striker, and Lionel Messi, the player and captain of Barcelona, witnessed a decrease of 9% in light of the outbreak of the new Corona virus, compared to 2019.
The list of the highest paid athletes during the year 2020 was as follows
1- Roger Federer (tennis), 86 million pounds
2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Football – Juventus), 85 million pounds
3- Argentine Lionel Messi (football – Barcelona) 84 million pounds
4- Brazilian Neymar (Football – Paris Saint-Germain) £ 77 million
5- American LeBron James (Basketball – Los Angeles Lakers) £ 71 million
6- Stephen Currie (Basketball – Golden State Warriors) £ 60 million
7- Kevin Durant (Basketball – Brooklyn Nets) £ 52 million
8- American Tiger Woods (golf) 50 million pounds
9 – The American Kirk Cousins (American football) 49 million pounds
10 – American Carson Vent (American football), 48 million pounds