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Alonso, Hamilton And Vettel Make Forbes List Of Highest Paid Athletes

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Representing Formula One racing, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel made the top 20 of Forbes list of the 100 highest paid athletes in the world in 2017. McLaren’s Fernando Alonso also made the list at the #39 spot with $33 million [of which, one million came in endorsements].

Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel were the only auto racing athletes in the list.

Forbes Top 20

1] Floyd Mayweather $285 Million Boxing
2] Lionel Messi $111M Soccer
3] Cristiano Ronaldo $108M Soccer
4] Conor McGregor $99M Mixed Martial Arts
5] Neymar $90M Soccer
6] LeBron James $85.5M Basketball
7] Roger Federer $77.2M Tennis
8] Stephen Curry $76.9M Basketball
9] Matt Ryan $67.3M Football
10] Matthew Stafford $59.5M Football
11] Kevin Durant $57.3M Basketball
12] Lewis Hamilton $51M Auto Racing
13] Russell Westbrook $47.6M Basketball
14] James Harden $46.4M Basketball
15] Canelo Alvarez $44.5M Boxing
16] Tiger Woods $43.3M Golf
17] Drew Brees $42.9M Football
18] Sebastian Vettel $42.3M Auto Racing
19] Derek Carr $42.1M Football
20] Rafael Nadal $41.4M Tennis

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