NEW!!! Straight Cash Homie

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Updated: June 11, 2015
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    According to Forbes Magazines, these are the 20 highest paid athletes in the world. As a result, we, at Blackathlete.com, felt it was important to re-publish this list, especially in our column called Straight Cash Homie. As always, look and see how many “athletes of color” showed up in this year’s list. Enjoy!!! And count those dollar signs.
  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxing): $300 million
  2. Manny Pacquiao (boxing): $160 million
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $79.6 million
  4. Lionel Messi (soccer): $73.8 million
  5. Roger Federer (tennis): $67 million
  6. LeBron James (basketball): $64.8 million
  7. Kevin Durant (basketball): $54.1 million
  8. Phil Mickelson (golf): $50.8 million
  9. Tiger Woods (golf): $50.6 million
  10. Kobe Bryant (basketball): $49.5 million
  11. Ben Roethlisberger (football): $48.9 million
  12. Rory McIlroy (golf): $48.3 million
  13. Novak Djokovic (tennis): $48.2 million
  14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (soccer): $39.1 million
  15. Lewis Hamilton (racing): $39 million
  16. Ndamukong Suh (football): $38.6 million
  17. Fernando Alonso (racing): $35.5 million
  18. Gareth Bale (soccer): $35 million
  19. Jon Lester (baseball): $34.1 million
  20. Derrick Rose (basketball): $33.9 million

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