Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete, the primary time a tennis participant took the No. 1 spot in Forbes’ annual record of the 100 high earners since its inception in 1990.

Federer, the 38-year-old, 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, earned $106.three million within the final 12 months — $100 million by way of endorsements, in line with the report.


He edged Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million) for No. 1. They had been adopted by fellow Olympians Lionel Messi ($104 million), Neymar ($95.5 million) and LeBron James ($88.2 million). Messi and Ronaldo had been Nos. 1 and a pair of in 2019, when Federer was fifth.

The very best-ranked lady, as reported final week, is Japanese tennis participant Naomi Osaka at No. 29 ($37.four million), who supplanted Serena Williams ($36 million), who’s No. 33. They’re the lone ladies within the high 100, marking the primary time a number of ladies made the record since Williams and Maria Sharapova in 2016.

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