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Who Are The Top 25 Highest-Paid Athletes In The World: Sports 2014?

Cristiano Ronaldo

The undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather ranks atop Forbes’s annual list of highest-paid athletes in the world of sports in 2014. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award, was ranked second.

The list of the highest-paid athletes in the world is calculated based on earnings derived from salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, and licensing.

1. Floyd Mayweather

Total Earnings: $105 million
Salary/winnings: $105 million

Cristiano Ronaldo

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, plays as a forward for Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team. You can follow Cristiano Ronaldo  on Twitter @Cristiano.

Total Earnings: $80 million
Salary/winnings: $52 million
Endorsements: $28 million

3. LeBron James

Total Earnings: $72.3 million
Salary/winnings: $19.3 million
Endorsements: $53 million

4. Lionel Messi

Total Earnings: $64.7 million
Salary/winnings: $41.7 million
Endorsements: $23 million

5. Kobe Bryant

Total Earnings: $61.5 million
Salary/winnings: $30.5 million
Endorsements: $31 million

6. Tiger Woods

Total Earnings: $61.2 million
Salary/winnings: $6.2 million
Endorsements: $55 million

7. Roger Federer

Total Earnings: $56.2 million
Salary/winnings: $4.2 million
Endorsements: $52 million

8. Phil Mickelson

Total Earnings: $53.2 million
Salary/winnings: $5.2 million
Endorsements: $48 million

9. Rafael Nadal

Total Earnings: $44.5 million
Salary/winnings: $14.5 million
Endorsements: $30 million

10. Matt Ryan

Total Earnings: $43.8 million
Salary/winnings: $42 million
Endorsements: $1.8 million

11. Manny Pacquiao

Total Earnings: $41.8 million
Salary/winnings: $41 million
Endorsements: $800,000

12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Total Earnings: $40.4 million
Salary/winnings: $36.4 million
Endorsements: $4 million

13. Derrick Rose

Total Earnings: $36.6 million
Salary/winnings: $17.6 million
Endorsements: $19 million

14. Gareth Bale

Total Earnings: $36.4 million
Salary/winnings: $25.4 million
Endorsements: $11 million

15. Radamel Falcao

Total Earnings: $35.4 million
Salary/winnings: $32.4 million
Endorsements: $3 million

16. Neymar

Total Earnings: $33.6 million
Salary/winnings: $17.6 million
Endorsements: $16 million

17. Novak Djokovic

Total Earnings: $33.1 million
Salary/winnings: $12.1 million
Endorsements: $21 million

18. Matthew Stafford

Total Earnings: $33 million
Salary/winnings: $31.5 million
Endorsements: $1.5 million

19. Lewis Hamilton

Total Earnings: $32 million
Salary/winnings: $29 million
Endorsements: $3 million

20. Kevin Durant

Total Earnings: $31.9 million
Salary/winnings: $17.9 million
Endorsements: $14 million

21. Fernando Alonso

Total Earnings: $31 million
Salary/winnings: $29 million
Endorsements: $2 million

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Duncan Fletcher
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (right), Indian cricket team captain with Duncan Fletcher (left), coach of the Indian cricket team.

22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, superstar cricketer, you can follow Dhoni on Twitter @msdhoni.

Total Earnings: $30 million
Salary/winnings: $4 million
Endorsements: $26 million

23. Dwyane Wade

Total Earnings: $29.9 million
Salary/winnings: $18.9 million
Endorsements: $11 million

24. Carmelo Anthony

Total Earnings: $29.4 million
Salary/winnings: $21.4 million
Endorsements: $8 million

Wladimir Klitschko with John McCain

25. Wladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer. You can follow Wladimir on Twitter @Klitschko.

Total Earnings: $28 million
Salary/winnings: $24 million
Endorsements: $4 million

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