TOP 10 WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES (1990-2019)

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    Top 10 highest paid athletes 1990-2019
    Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods

    These stats are based off of salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, and licensing income without taxes
    Top 10 highest paid athletes 2019

    Source: www.forbes.com
    Music: Jeremy Blake - Heaven and Hell

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Guys, thank you all for such high views! Leave your suggestions about what rankings you want to see

Vor 2 years
5tyyu
5tyyu

@Subhaspandan Behera cricket?? Lol 🤣

Vor 3 Monate
LOONEY 69
LOONEY 69

I would think Dale Earnhardt would be on here

Vor 3 Monate
Callum gershy
Callum gershy

Something I think would be really cool would be to have the entries only switch once they actually get overtaken, that way you wouldn't have so much overlap on the graph (especially in the lower section) and it would be fun wondering if the new-comer to the era would overtake the giant above them. Either way love the work man!

Vor 3 Monate
Diceros Autism & Ambient
Diceros Autism & Ambient

Michael Jordan is a billionaire.

Vor 4 Monate
Robert Johnston
Robert Johnston

How does not a single player in baseball make this list? A-Rod for the Yankees made an insane amount of money..

Vor 5 Monate
Mohamed Suhail Irfan Khazi
Mohamed Suhail Irfan Khazi

I think whenever Floyd Mayweather is short on cash, he has a random match so he gets to number 1 instantly

Vor 2 years
Vanilla Gorilla
Vanilla Gorilla

No. He didn't take the McGregor.fight bc he had a debt of any kind. He took it bc it was an easy win. And even if he lost, he still wins $100M+ from that fight and then there would be a trilogy fight between them where they get larger and larger. He took the fight with conor bc conor name was worth a ton of money and the crossover hadnt been done before. Just like the fight with Logan Paul. He's gunna be training anyway... Why not make another $40M for an hour work and get excited about life again? Tysin Fury will likely do the same thing just to a lesser extent financially

Vor 23 Tage
Thomas Bleijswijk
Thomas Bleijswijk

@Jobb Mail Keep in mind that tipping your staff with $100 isn’t rlly a show of money. Ppl with 100k can do the same thing just to flex on ppl. Most people with real money that are rich barely show off.

Vor 3 Monate
Johan Regalado
Johan Regalado

Messi is on another level...

Vor 3 Monate
Yessir
Yessir

@Jobb Mail he can, like mike Tyson, every person can run out money don’t matter how much it is

Vor 4 Monate
Sosaflex
Sosaflex

@C B he fought canelo, manny, all I need to say really

Vor 4 Monate
Ed Sidebottom
Ed Sidebottom

This shows just how absurdly dominant tiger Woods was in golf.

Vor 10 Monate
Christopher Massel
Christopher Massel

Nike was paying Tiger around 100M per year at one point

Vor 4 Tage
A K
A K

And Michael Schumacher in F1 🙂

Vor 7 Tage
Pat Brennan
Pat Brennan

Actually it shows how absurdly stupid people are to support this kind of greed.

Vor Monat
Nick P
Nick P

This list is not only prize winnings or salary. It also includes endorsements and advertisements, which is how the top stars actually earn most of their money. For example, Ali is at 50M for 2006. He sold his name for that amount then.

Vor Monat
Jay lodaya
Jay lodaya

Mayweather just pops out from nowhere when he has fight in that year. Money that boxer earns for single match is just insane.

Vor 9 Monate
Tony Gaffner
Tony Gaffner

@Holo TWW That’s why Floyd makes so much. TMT produces/promotes/sells the fights. He owns TMT

Vor 3 Monate
Holo TWW
Holo TWW

Imagine what the company's the promote him and sponsor the fights are making if he's making that much

Vor 3 Monate
HyperGinger
HyperGinger

Seeing Senna completely gone from the list in 1994 hit me hard even though I was expecting it. RIP

Vor 10 Monate
bmw racer
bmw racer

Man, Tiger DOMINATED the first decade of the 21st century. 😮

Vor 10 Monate
Arnold Mojados
Arnold Mojados

Cristiano and Messi revolutionize modern football into another level..

Vor 2 years
the dude
the dude

Beckham certainly helped

Vor 3 Monate
Dimss Mk
Dimss Mk

Tbh Cr7 and Messi revolutionized modern football for sure, but in terms of money, the event that changed football forever is the Neymar transfert to PSG

Vor 3 Monate
Paniekzaaier
Paniekzaaier

They are just footballers..

Vor 3 Monate
thisguyrighthere3
thisguyrighthere3

@Brian Marson i argee 1 trillion%

Vor 3 Monate
rui ferreira
rui ferreira

@kauz no, its football.

Vor 7 Monate
all4bspinnin
all4bspinnin

Dale earnhardt dropped off the list quietly after 2001 😭. We miss you Dale!

Vor 9 Monate
My Socrates Note
My Socrates Note

Tiger held the longest lead, Floyd had a $195m jump in one year; insane

Vor 10 Monate
INFINITE UNIVERSE
INFINITE UNIVERSE

I didn't realize how much Senna and Prost were cleaning up with that dominate McLaran racing team they had, Schumacher and Berger also made a fortune racing F-1. Even though Agassi was not the #1 player in the world, he was the sport's top earner by a long way. Someone grotesquely overpaid for the often injured Grant Hill and got taken to the cleaners. Tiger didn't just lap the field in Golf, he lapped the entire sports world in earnings making more than twice as much as the 2nd place guy in 08'.

Vor 7 Monate
Diskubre Channel - New Zealand
Diskubre Channel - New Zealand

The name "Michael" dominates the sports world. Three Michaels were so popular in the 90's and maybe even today; Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson and of course from music industry, Michael Jackson.

Vor 5 Monate
Mr Express
Mr Express

You guys are taking the mick

Vor 5 Monate
Flolo 069
Flolo 069

And Michael Schumacher

Vor 5 Monate
Mikael Sareshwala
Mikael Sareshwala

Kimi Raikkonen. A person who was second in highest paid athletes in 2009 for f1 and in an interview he says that "it's more like a hobby for me. I dont need to do it." The iceman is a full legend

Vor 2 years
Goran Goran
Goran Goran

But he did not refuse it.

Vor Monat
jarn
jarn

@X3r_Cobrazalmost... i think he did

Vor 3 Monate
jarn
jarn

@Proxima Centauri and gloves

Vor 3 Monate
BiG bRuH MoMenTo
BiG bRuH MoMenTo

Kimi Räikkönen

Vor 3 Monate
TP76 Ben
TP76 Ben

When you know that some of these amazing athletes lost of their money it’s scary how much some of them could spend.

Vor year
Onboard CC
Onboard CC

Tyson?

Vor 5 Monate
Michael Weston
Michael Weston

0:47 never realized how much Cecil Fielder started bringing in when he switched from baseball to basketball. he must have been Michael Jordan's inspiration to do the vice versa thing

Vor 10 Monate
Layne T. Staley
Layne T. Staley

Coming to post the same thing. Good eyes.

Vor 3 Monate
wbc1
wbc1

🤣 I didn't notice that! My eyes naturally read baseball. For the non-Americans here, look up an image of Cecil Fielder and you'll know why this is so funny!

Vor 8 Monate
Paul
Paul

Remarkable for a guy with a 2 inch vertical

Vor 10 Monate
Kyle Lowe
Kyle Lowe

😂🤣😂🤣 most people dont even realize you joking

Vor 10 Monate
Stephen Eads
Stephen Eads

Tiger is the sports world first billionaire for anyone who didn’t know 💯💯 #Legend

Vor year
Any Expat
Any Expat

@Itri G Tiger has earned 1.7 billion. I do not believe that he is worth less than that despite any calculations he is no dummy and his money is more likely to grow than shrink, regardless of what a google search produces.

Vor 4 Monate
Itri G
Itri G

Tiger and Floyd are not billionaires, only JORDAN is. If you get paid 100k for 10 years you are not a millionaire

Vor year
Giddy Golucky
Giddy Golucky

I'm pretty sure the first billionaire athlete was Michael Jordan and not Tiger.

Vor year
Dmar82
Dmar82

It was an honor to see my Kobe Bryant hit that #2 spot. I'm always hearing about Lebron this and Lebron that but this dude never hit the #1 or 2 spot. Jordan and Woods are the true 👑 👑 of making 💰

Vor 6 Monate
YoutubeWanderer
YoutubeWanderer

Lebron would've made the no.2 spot in 2011 if he didn't take a paycut

Vor 4 Tage
blob
blob

Also Bendtner from Arsenal

Vor 3 Monate
LBMaik
LBMaik

Tiger Woods was making 100 millies for 6 year straight.

Vor 2 years
Tod Allard
Tod Allard

@Renegade-Sam Tiger cheats on wife gives up half, it can be gone quickly.

Vor 3 Monate
AZTECNINJAWARRIOR
AZTECNINJAWARRIOR

@Any Expat LMAO, if you won $300M in the lottery, and lost half of it a year later, we’d still call you a loser, even if you still have $150M left.

Vor 3 Monate
Phoenix
Phoenix

@Vargas Cr7 joined last year and Messi joined this year.

Vor 9 Monate
Einund Siebenziger
Einund Siebenziger

... for playing an only mildly entertaining sport. This is how fucked-up this world is.

Vor year
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones

Crazy to see how some athletes jump to #1 or 2 then the very next year drop off the list completely. The most consistent top spots were definitely Jordan and Woods though. Crazy the amount of money they made while on top. Also, the amount of research put in to make this was probably a crap load, kudos to that

Vor 10 Monate
Ziggyba abyggiZ
Ziggyba abyggiZ

Those amazing Cecil Fielder dunks back in ‘93 justifies the $12.7 milli for sure...

Vor 10 Monate
brensien asdain
brensien asdain

It's amazing how an Asian/Filipino athlete (Manny Pacquiao) made it on the list... 💪🏼 The goat of Filipino Boxers

Vor 10 Monate
Kurt Callaghan
Kurt Callaghan

Basketball player Cecil Fielder had amazing hops. I saw a clip of him dunking from 2 feet behind the free throw line.

Vor year
Nazim Jordan
Nazim Jordan

Whatchutalkinbout Callan??

Vor 11 Monate
turkyish
turkyish

When mayweather decides to have 1 fight he immediately becomes number 1😂 that’s star power right there folks

Vor 2 years
Kenneth Hawley
Kenneth Hawley

But why? I don't know anybody who is interested in boxing?

Vor year
bob bobbins
bob bobbins

Also shows how stupid the general public are, and he knows it.

Vor year
efer dbz
efer dbz

@S A I N I Mayweather's the reason the sport of boxing is dying. No one wants to see some dude dodging and running around in the ring. Pacman, Cotto, Mosley, JMM, Barrera etc. should've been the face of boxing. Their fights are actually entertaining to casual fans and not just boxing nerds.

Vor year
Popo Dada
Popo Dada

@Troy Alisaca I stop watching boxing anymore😭cuz idk how to watch boxing

Vor year
Blufyah Music
Blufyah Music

Did you'll notice the very slow decline of Michael Jordan, after he dominated the 90's into 2000 everyone else was of the radar quick

Vor year
Kevin C E
Kevin C E

The most glaring absence from this list is Tom Brady. Always took a pay cut to help his team get a better roster & win. Wonder where he’d rank if you include Gisele’s income in it.

Vor year
Aaron L
Aaron L

@Nick Tubby obviously but still he is the greatest football player ever and many other qb's got much higher and were on longer. It shows his sacrifice for his teams.

Vor 9 Monate
Ed Bears
Ed Bears

Most of the income is from endorsements not playing the sport. Brady never did a lot of endorsements or maybe he has a lousy agent.

Vor 10 Monate
Nick Tubby
Nick Tubby

He is on this list. Even making this list once is more than most people make in 10 lifetimes.

Vor year
Kareeb Hasnat
Kareeb Hasnat

It's sad to see Schumacher disappear if you know the context

Vor 9 Monate
Mojo
Mojo

Wayne Gretsky's importance to Hockey is in the same level as of that of Jordan in Basketball or Pelé in football, and yet he didn't compare with most athletes in money. Shows how undervalued Hockey is as a sport.

Vor year
Skumtomten1
Skumtomten1

Thats probably why hockey is still a great sport. Too much money corrupt the sport imo.

Vor 10 Monate
urnan52
urnan52

watching ayrton senna completely drop off because he died in 1994 melts my heart

Vor year
Amsal Lakhani
Amsal Lakhani

😢

Vor 3 Monate
FLIXS135
FLIXS135

LMAO just noticed that 🤣🤣😂😂

Vor 3 Monate
juju
juju

J'ai ressenti la même chose. Rares les gens qui savait qu'il était en haut du tableau des athlètes mondiaux. Je savais qu'il était parmi les 2 ou 3 premiers par ce que je l'admirais beaucoup. Je suis parisien❤️

Vor 6 Monate
THEJANA RATHNAYAKE
THEJANA RATHNAYAKE

Same with prost because he retired in 1993

Vor 9 Monate
IT Chapter 2
IT Chapter 2

Yes you don't need cash where he went......

Vor 9 Monate
Benziboiiii
Benziboiiii

Crazy how long MJ stays on the list post-retirement

Vor 3 Monate
Александра Лебедева
Александра Лебедева

Cristiano and Messi revolutionize modern football into another level..

Vor 3 Monate
SacredDust
SacredDust

Michael Jordan was the last top-earning athlete I voluntarily watched on TV

Vor 5 Monate
Aruna Rukshan
Aruna Rukshan

Messi ,ronaldo ,neymar another level 🐐🔥

Vor 8 Monate
Surfer Franco
Surfer Franco

Floyd Mayweather’s team is impressive 👍🏾

Vor 3 Monate
Tenzin Passang
Tenzin Passang

For a guy who can't read, Floyd never signs an unfavorable contract. Kudos to him. 🤟🏾🤣👍🏽

Vor 10 Monate
djbhe
djbhe

@foreverseethe The Breakfast Club ask Floyd to read a promotional ad and Floyd tried to do it and couldn't read. It's not a rumor. The audio is somewhere on YouTube.

Vor 9 Monate
Mathisha Jayawardena
Mathisha Jayawardena

How u know

Vor 9 Monate
OmegaFighter
OmegaFighter

Ayrton Senna was a legend.

Vor year
K. A. Khursid Bux
K. A. Khursid Bux

Cristiano & Messi have changed the soccer profession forever... Love them both😘

Vor year
KareemRMFC🤍
KareemRMFC🤍

Football*

Vor 3 Monate
Christian Rollman
Christian Rollman

Crazy how Jordan is there 6 years after retirement. Just shows how impressive his brand was

Vor 2 years
Theman
Theman

He would have been there longer if they keeped counting him as athlete.

Vor year
Salman Drame
Salman Drame

@King Dino Dragonite no one can surpass Jordan with Nike

Vor year
Salman Drame
Salman Drame

@King Dino Dragonite true

Vor year
King Dino Dragonite
King Dino Dragonite

@Babodo Lio if it wasn’t for Jordan, ronaldo wouldn’t have signed with nike because nike would be much worse. MJ made Nike from the 14th biggest shoe brand all the way to the biggest after he retired.

Vor year
Eduardo Gonzalez
Eduardo Gonzalez

@Babodo Lio Sorry but Ronaldo Nike brand will never be what Michael Jordan’s brand is

Vor year
SeleckPlays
SeleckPlays

It's nuts to think that in 2018 Stafford made a measly 59.5 MILLION but was overshadowed by making over a quarter BILLION that same year. INSANE!

Vor 3 Monate
just worth
just worth

Messi deserve all money in the world for his magical play with football

Vor year
James Kilgour
James Kilgour

Pleasantly surprised to see Federov, Sakic and Gretzky crack the top 10. Also didn't realise how recently the meteoric rise of footballers salaries was

Vor 8 Monate
Coma Reborn
Coma Reborn

Rip Senna, and I also hope Schumacher recovers someday.

Vor 7 Monate
Nick Horiel
Nick Horiel

Imagine making more then half a billion on 2 fights in 5 years

Vor 2 years
Azerty
Azerty

Imagine typing then instead of than.

Vor 2 Monate
ScreaminScott
ScreaminScott

There's always a big difference for sports that's 1 individual vs a team sport, the money comparison is unrealistic. Also imagine what the rich people made off someone who made 300m, they are making far more.

Vor 3 Monate
Ruben Ribeiro
Ruben Ribeiro

Teachers medics engineers etc all important jobs and athletes having fun running behind a ball receive 1000x Moore that's just stupid change my mind

Vor 9 Monate
Einund Siebenziger
Einund Siebenziger

@The Great Pïckle Well, they're getting punched themselves a bit, too. But actually, nobody deserves getting paid these silly amounts for plaing sports. And when they do, they should at least pay their fuckin' taxes.

Vor year
Einund Siebenziger
Einund Siebenziger

... more than* ...

Vor year
Inner Peace Findings
Inner Peace Findings

Messi and Ronaldo GOAT of Football the greatest sport in the world.

Vor 4 Monate
juap!
juap!

Messi on 2021: ∞ UNKNOWN

Vor 11 Monate
Jacky
Jacky

Seeing Ayrton Senna fade away in 1994 knowing it’s because he tragically died still hurts so much 🥺

Vor 3 Monate
Baltar Bb
Baltar Bb

Estos sí que podrían hacer un mundo más justo ..... si quisieran.

Vor year
redplague
redplague

Sad to see Senna dip out in 1994 because of his death.

Vor 2 years
cranky1812
cranky1812

@leo every team, every engineer tries to bend the rules and FIA knows that, it's part of the sport. Guess what? Every team does it, lol.

Vor 8 Monate
leo
leo

@cranky1812 we're talking if 1994, right... many rules were not followed

Vor 8 Monate
Jayanta Sarkar
Jayanta Sarkar

He didn't die, he's just a lap ahead of us.

Vor 11 Monate
M.K.D.
M.K.D.

@DeuceGenius Michael Jackson, Tupac, and many more are still making money! (their family is, that is) in fact there is a list of top earning dead celebrities.

Vor year
cranky1812
cranky1812

@Leonardo D lol, device in fuel? Another speculation. Fuel is supplied by FIA and it is checked after every race. The only thing any car has in a fuel tank is fuel pump, other cars have their own fuel pumps and it's up to the manufacturer to use the best technology, that's F1.

Vor year
Johan Fredriksson
Johan Fredriksson

Big round of applaudes for Muhammad Ali appearing on the list 40 years after his heyday.

Vor 10 Monate
C T
C T

Crazy that Lennox Lewis didn't come close to Tyson or Holyfield in earnings despite being the greatest of that era.

Vor 9 Monate
Kermit
Kermit

Holyfield made more in 1992 then Conor McGregor made in 2020….

Vor 10 Monate
Tech Nerd
Tech Nerd

Umm, unless you are including total income including endorsements, no Hockey player like Wayne Gretzky has ever made more about $16.5m/yeat in NHL salary. Wayne Gretzky's highest paid season was 1995-96 when he made $6.545m.

Vor 10 Monate
True Irony
True Irony

Can you imagine making 100 millions in the 90s lmao

Vor 2 years
Investor Sudhir
Investor Sudhir

Imagine investing all that in apple stock in 1990 it's 1002 times today i.e. 100*1002= 100200 Million. 😉

Vor 9 Monate
McFlash
McFlash

@Phoenix Haaland too

Vor 9 Monate
Phoenix
Phoenix

@McFlash mid 2020s bro.. Mbappe will top this list

Vor 9 Monate
Levent Özbay
Levent Özbay

I cannot imagine making it even this day 🙂

Vor year
JediNxf7
JediNxf7

@suhjested nothing lasts forever. nothing usually lasts the duration of two generations, frankly.

Vor year
Ti ga
Ti ga

Every time Floyd Mayweather enters the scene he just knocks out everyone off!

Vor 10 Monate
B52_Vishwajeet Patil
B52_Vishwajeet Patil

Conor McCreggor 2020 tops the list🔥

Vor 10 Monate
Tod Allard
Tod Allard

Jordan only made 89.77 million playing basketball these numbers include other revenue and Jordan has the highest net worth at present by far at 2.1 billion and Tiger is a distant second with 800 million. Also Jordan was hindered by the salary cap in his early years it was his final year with the Bulls he made 33 million due to the Bulls using rules to pay Jordan more money than the teams salary cap and it was the single season record till the 2017 NBA season. Since 2015 Jordan has earned from Nike alone over 100 million a year. So the reality is there are no athletes that are in Jordan's league in terms of money.

Vor 3 Monate
Michael
Michael

People commenting about their favourite sports people doing so well a couple of years after retirement probably missed seeing Muhammad Ali on the list in 2006. Legend.

Vor 6 Monate
Josh Lawson
Josh Lawson

Incredible to see the rise of football, The inconsistency in boxing and mma, the consistency of basketball, the fall of motor sports it’s incredible to watch tbh

Vor 2 years
Rick Molin
Rick Molin

@J L Football is by far the biggest sport in the world, just not in the US, most viewers most interest. It's weird it is not dominating all the top 10 positions for decades already.

Vor 3 Monate
Alvaro Higino
Alvaro Higino

Football was always strong.

Vor 3 Monate
Cnut The Grape
Cnut The Grape

@Jack Pennell that's the case with boxing (as far as I know, I don't really regularly watch boxing), but in mma the top guys do usually fight each other (but obviously they're not nearly as famous as Mayweather and pac)

Vor 3 Monate
John Jenison
John Jenison

I’ll also explain to you all that this is highest PAID not most money earned. I understand the confusion, but for example, Michael Jordan is currently the wealthiest athlete with a net worth of around 2.2 billion. But Conor McGregor was the highest paid athlete in 2020 or something like that, that just means he was paid the most in one paycheque. The 3 wealthiest athletes are MJ 🇺🇸, Vince McMahon (he owns WWE 🇺🇸) and Ion Tiriac (tennis and ice hockey player 🇷🇴) But people like Eddie Jordan 🇮🇪 and David Beckham 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 are WAY wealthier than other athletes even though they’re paid more, just has many other ventures that result in a HUGE income and accumulation of wealth. Most of you haven’t even heard of Eddie or Ion, but Eddie is about as wealthy as Tiger woods 🇺🇸 and Ion has nearly double their wealth

Vor 3 Monate
John Jenison
John Jenison

@Victor Silva football+

Vor 3 Monate
sleventyslevin
sleventyslevin

What comes to mind when I look at this is how much more someone just being the best at a game makes so much more than people who actually make a difference in the world.

Vor 7 Monate
A A
A A

Ha! sportsmen "make a difference in the world" the money they make is the result of the amount of value they generate for others. The countless people who constantly watch and support them do it for a reason. Every weekend I'm entertained by sports and the time I spend watching the games is the only time of the week where I can forget about my issues for a while, sports also helped me connect with my father and meet new friends (It's the same with music, movies, games, etc). That's more valuable to me than anything an annoying activist could say, or anything a dumb volunteer (who's actually taking away a job position from someone) may do.

Vor 5 Monate
Easy Sales Unlimited
Easy Sales Unlimited

Seeing Ayrton Senna gone is heartbreaking. Man is truly charitable to his fellow Brazilians..

Vor year
shooter7a
shooter7a

Yes. Ayrton was actually a bit of a child on the track, but he was a great man for what he tried to do for his country. I think Max Mosely once said he thought Senna would become involved in politics after he retired. He thought Senna would one day be President of Brazil.

Vor year
baggiesman1987
baggiesman1987

I'm surprised Lewis Hamilton is paid so little compared to others

Vor 9 Monate
valtearalte 06
valtearalte 06

mayweather pattern was funny af 😂😂😂 and mj lasted really long

Vor 11 Monate
Resul Baggio
Resul Baggio

Schumi owned the early 00's, not just because of money but because of his legendary career and as a top athlete status.

Vor 2 years
Al Stevens
Al Stevens

Never heard of his name before. Same with that Senna guy.

Vor 5 Monate
Moritz L
Moritz L

As a German I have to admit Senna > Schumacher > everyone. Schumacher was one with his car, Senna was the car… Never seen anything that compares to him. Although Verstappen reminds me a lot of him.

Vor 6 Monate
Coma Reborn
Coma Reborn

@Einund Siebenziger They do not drive in circles. F1 isn't NASCAR.

Vor 7 Monate
Samuestian Nano
Samuestian Nano

@wet willy hi Patrick star how is your new house?

Vor 7 Monate
Arie Fraiser
Arie Fraiser

Most of the athletes on the list got there through endorsement deals. Mayweather's insane payouts come from boxing. Unreal.

Vor year
stillkeepin1
stillkeepin1

I knew Iron Mike made a ton of money over the years but I had no idea it was that much.

Vor year
Y XZ
Y XZ

Michael Jordan in 2076: still top 5 on the list.

Vor 9 Monate
Al Stevens
Al Stevens

You made an error. Cecil Fielder was a baseball - not basketball - player. I remember paying top dollar for his rookie card when he was considered the next superstar based on his homerun hitting prowess in the early 90s, and then that card becoming worthless as he fizzled out. Damn you Cecil, you cost me $5 in 1990 dollars that I will never get back.

Vor 5 Monate
HHF 3i
HHF 3i

I was so confident that Cristiano and Messi will be at the Top on the End 😂

Vor 2 years
Cat
Cat

@zurg for me it feels like football already hit its peak in 2014 and dropped from there but thats probably just because im german haha

Vor 3 Monate
Benedikt Meyer
Benedikt Meyer

I thought it is Lebron :-D

Vor 3 Monate
HHF 3i
HHF 3i

@Oscar Football is still at its peak, nothing will change

Vor 3 Monate
Oscar
Oscar

Funny to see how it really was football's peak.

Vor 3 Monate
Junior Lewis
Junior Lewis

Ye

Vor 5 Monate
Warrior Potenza
Warrior Potenza

Hockey was popular in the 90s where you saw gretzky and Fedorov in the top 10. Now unfortunately its not the same and has gone down hill since the early 2000s.

Vor 6 Monate
Bruce Zahno
Bruce Zahno

It's still popular but not as much as football, basketball and those players usually make more in endorsements also.

Vor 3 Monate
The LegENdS of BaiHAtA chAriALi 🅾
The LegENdS of BaiHAtA chAriALi 🅾

2019 Messi 🐐

Vor 11 Monate
Eddie Tat
Eddie Tat

The reason why you don't see Tom Brady on the list is the EXACT same reason why he eventually left the Pats for the Bucs.

Vor 10 Monate
Mitjitsu
Mitjitsu

I would have thought George Foreman made the most of any athlete during the 90's.

Vor 5 Monate
asterisk911
asterisk911

It's cool to see Michael Jordan at the top for basketball even when he wasn't playing basketball: the power of Nike/ McDonalds/ Wheaties/ Gatorade.

Vor year
Anti American Warmongers
Anti American Warmongers

@Ryan lex Jordan isn't a slave master.

Vor 5 Monate
dash4800
dash4800

That's why these numbers don't add up to me. He easily clears 50 million a year from Nike alone. Plusemother endorsements and his share of the Hornets. He should be near the top every year.

Vor 9 Monate
DontBanMeBroDontBanMe!
DontBanMeBroDontBanMe!

@Rishi Hundiwala Uh...who's even talking about this? You just seemed to randomly bring this up. Clearly Jordan being the biggest athlete of all time bothers you. Seek therapy bro! Nobody cares but you!!!

Vor 9 Monate
Rishi Hundiwala
Rishi Hundiwala

Idk why americans think jordan is the biggest athlete of all time.....i mean the ignorance of these ppl toward the rest of the world is wht annoys me.

Vor 9 Monate
Rishi Hundiwala
Rishi Hundiwala

@Wichard H no hes not man

Vor 9 Monate
Ryan Simpson
Ryan Simpson

Ummm. Didnt Mayweather make 300-400 million in 2017 from boxing McGregor ?

Vor 9 Monate
Any Expat
Any Expat

Tiger was on the list in 97 the first year he was a pro

Vor 4 Monate
Michael Coughlin
Michael Coughlin

A couple footballers were on top a few times. I'm surprised Pele didn't make the list. Floyd Mayweather couldn't box his way all his earnings. As expected no small market's athletes on the list as I seen.

Vor year
Long Lost Puss
Long Lost Puss

I knew Tiger Woods made bank but I didn't even realise there was THAT much money in golf, can't believe he smacked Jordan. It's a travesty when you think about it, given the risk, boxers overall should make the most money. But to be fair, overall, if you account for inflation, the boxers did on average era for era make the most money I think.

Vor 9 Monate
Always Creating
Always Creating

floyd and tiger 😂😂😂

Vor 2 years
Tim Lewis
Tim Lewis

Tiger king

Vor 10 Monate
ACSMan1893
ACSMan1893

Floyd looks, that he came to work once every three years and make 300mil. I want same productivity

Vor year
Gabe
Gabe

@Wait What? it went into funding for democratic campaigns

Vor year
Dré Sheraton
Dré Sheraton

@Erin Foster yeah incredible

Vor year
Erin Foster
Erin Foster

They’re just taking turns

Vor year
james davies
james davies

Cant believe lewis hamilton doesn't make the list anywhere. 7 time World champion. Greatest driver of all time.

Vor 7 Monate
Advocate Darvesh Vashistha
Advocate Darvesh Vashistha

Tiger Woods undisputed champion 🏆

Vor year
Rich Bunnell
Rich Bunnell

Conor McGregor has been the highest paid athlete for a few years now. He made more than $69,000,000 (Michael Jordan) in just one fight.

Vor 9 Monate
Pump
Pump

Geez didn't know Woods had been killing it like that

Vor year
True Setback
True Setback

Tigers dominance was INSANE

Vor 2 years
ZbabyG
ZbabyG

He made more than any other athlete in the world for 10 years straight, and then some afterwarda. Crazy...

Vor 3 Monate
Michael
Michael

he pretty much made the golf course a madhouse.

Vor 4 Monate
Aharon Dovid Tuttle
Aharon Dovid Tuttle

I was dubious when I still saw Michael Jordan's name in 3005, bc he officially retired from the NBA in 2003. How do you define "athlete"?

Vor 3 Monate
Sagun Shrestha
Sagun Shrestha

And Michael Jordan took that personally...

Vor year
Twistedinnocence86
Twistedinnocence86

Strange that Pete Sampras wasnt on the list while Andre Agassi was? Pete was way more successful a player. Just goes to show how some players get more money because of endorsements even though they arent that great of a player. Same with Roger Federer. He has made tons more than Djokovic and Nadal even though all three have pretty much the same record.

Vor year
A.J. John
A.J. John

Was anyone else sad at the part when Ayrton just slowly vanished away 😢😢

Vor year
Blakq Diamond
Blakq Diamond

How much salary you want? Floyd mayweather : yes.

Vor 2 years
Ramon Mazur
Ramon Mazur

499? make that 500.

Vor year
Popo Dada
Popo Dada

$500M per fight

Vor year
agt155
agt155

$585m for two fights is mind-blowing.

Vor year
Jose Ramos
Jose Ramos

What did Myke Tyson do with all his money?! He went broke!! That’s just crazy!! 😳

Vor 5 Monate
Ahmad Jauhar
Ahmad Jauhar

How did Ali get 40m$ in 2006? Even Tyson has retired already

Vor 5 Monate
medicropper
medicropper

Mayweather makes $300 mil in one night. Then $285 mil in one night. Insane. Should out to MJ and TW for being beasts. MJ made more with his shoes in the last 10 years than he ever made as an athlete.

Vor year
dmlevitt
dmlevitt

I love your posts Data Z. fun with numbers and bar graphs. truly entertaining. thanks bud. cheers.

Vor 5 Monate
John Melvin
John Melvin

Mayweather is like common cold that comes and goes every now and then

Vor 2 years
Nelisiwe Simelane
Nelisiwe Simelane

@Wichard H Damn

Vor 9 Monate
Wichard H
Wichard H

@Arran Vid as long as he can count

Vor year
Arran Vid
Arran Vid

@Ale CX Nope, Mayweather can't even read

Vor year
Ale CX
Ale CX

Mayweather is the type of person who only comes on exam days and passes the course with the highest grade

Vor 2 years
D guy03
D guy03

interesting that the only year Michael Jordan wasn't number one highest payed from 1992 to 1998 was 1996, the year he starred in space jam

Vor 8 Monate
Some Rando
Some Rando

I’m surprised Allen Iverson never cracked that top ten.

Vor 11 Monate
Travel Bug
Travel Bug

The fact I don't see Tom Brady on here and he is The Legend at his sport for 2 decades with shows that he never was into complaining about status or money.

Vor 9 Monate
vdo3000
vdo3000

1993: Cecil Fielder was a baseball player not basketball.

Vor 10 Monate
The Tiny Man
The Tiny Man

4:52 even on this graph, Mayweather is running away from Pacquiao.

Vor 2 years
Wichard H
Wichard H

Running straight to the bank after kicking his ass

Vor year
ZZZ XXX000
ZZZ XXX000

holy shit lmaooo

Vor year
Nazareno Pondoc
Nazareno Pondoc

Run like a coward and paid like a king😂

Vor year
TOPpicks Worldwide
TOPpicks Worldwide

Factss

Vor year
Heron June Monarca
Heron June Monarca

Hahaha😂 in real😂

Vor 2 years
ProverbsTruthWisdom
ProverbsTruthWisdom

Dang tyson went down quicker than his opponents

Vor 9 Monate
Karel
Karel

Messi had A €130.000.000 a year contract at barcelona from 2017-2021

Vor year
Any Expat
Any Expat

Nope contract total was 300 Million

Vor 4 Monate
N G
N G

Seeing senna there makes me so sad. Man left us too soon :(

Vor year
N G
N G

@Richard Morris 100% and I think that is why today many don’t consider Lewis as a legend (or at least not as much of a legend)

Vor year
Richard Morris
Richard Morris

The cars they drove back in the early 90s were a challenge to drive.no traction control ,tons of hp & manual gearboxes.I don't care who broke his records ,they can all get in line behind this legend!

Vor year
Swanand Joshi
Swanand Joshi

Jordan being GOAT off the court too 😂

Vor year

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