The highest paid athletes in the world with Cristiano Ronaldo and Beckham
The highest paid athletes in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo and Beckham, the two were among the biggest earners in sports according to the list released by Forbes after they bought in a combined $88.5 million in salaries and endorsements last year.
David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo both feature in the list of the top 10 highest earners in the world of sport compiled by Forbes.
The former England captain pipped the Real Madrid star to eighth place, earning $9 million at LA Galaxy with $37 million coming in from various endorsements in 2011.
Ronaldo’s salary dwarfed Beckham’s, with the Portuguese raking in $20.5 million for his services at the Santiago Bernabeu last year. He made less from endorsements, however, having earned $22 million for his ‘extra curricular’ activities.
The wing duo, who both wore the No. 7 shirt for Manchester United, brought in a massive $88.5 million together but that total is only slightly more than the figure boxer Floyd Mayweather received for just two fights on his own.