From Cristiano Ronaldo to Lewis Hamilton- Athletes Who Earn More than Tom Brady

Tom Brady is known to be one of the highest paid athletes in the world. However, he’s still not the highest, despite his multiple investments. Which athletes earn more than TB12?

Conor McGregor

The MMA super fighter, Conor McGregor made $180 M through his sale of whiskey brand, Proper No. Twelve. He also earns a lot through his endorsements with DraftKings and the video game Dystopia. 

Lionel Messi 

Lionel Messi earns $130 M. Along with his expensive PSG salary, Messi rakes in the cash via his lifetime sponsorship with Adidas.

Cristiano Ronaldo 

The athlete with the most Instagram followers also rakes in a pretty significant amount, courtesy of his contract with Manchester United and lifetime sponsorship with Nike.

Dak Prescott

Prescott is the only NFL star on this list.He got $66 million as a signing bonus for his $160 million contract, and surprisingly rakes in more than Tom Brady.

LeBron James 

An NBA legend, terrific entrepreneur and now Hollywood movie star. LeBron James makes the list for being an absolute baller, pulling close to $100 million annually.


The most expensive footballer in the world lies sixth on this list. His contract with PSG and his various endorsements put him quite high on this list.

Roger Federer 

Roger Federer nearly earns $90 million just from sponsorships. He endorses brands like Rolex, Credit Suisse and Uniqlo. 

Lewis Hamilton 

The Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton earns $46 million. The seven-time World Champion has endorsements with Tommy Hilfiger, Monster Energy and Puma.

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