ROME – Roger Federer is the highest paid sportsman of the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi must settle for the remaining steps of the podium.
To reveal it is Forbes through the ranking with the highest paid sportsmen of the year.
As mentioned, the tennis player is at the top of this special ranking thanks to the 106.3 million dollars collected in the last calendar year.
The record holder of the Grand Slam titles (20) is the protagonist of many advertisements that have earned him 100 million dollars.
Thanks to this collection, Federer has equaled the Tiger Woods record.
Before him, only the golfer had managed to make $ 100 million or more in just one calendar year.
Follow Cristiano Ronaldo ($ 105 million) and Lionel Messi ($ 104 million).
The two players, unlike the tennis player, receive a pharaonic salary which is a large part of their annual income.
Ronaldo collects 60 million from Juventus, while Messi earns 72 million per year from Barcelona.
If instead we move the discussion on the ranking of the most popular sports on social networks, Cristiano Ronaldo wins hands down on both Messi and Federer.
The Portuguese is followed by 221 million followers on Instagram.
Lionel Messi follows with 152 million followers.
Federer is very far and must be satisfied with "just", so to speak, 7.6 million followers (sources, Forbes and repubblica.it).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano