Roger Federer earned 106.3 million dollars (M $) – 95.5 million euros (M €) – last year, which earned him the top of the Forbes ranking of the highest paid athletes.
Leader in gains for the first time in his career, the Swiss tennis player is ahead of footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, respectively $ 105 million (€ 94.5 million) and $ 104 million (€ 93.6 million), according to the American magazine .
The Bâlois’ earnings are broken down into $ 100 million paid by its advertising partners and $ 6 million won on courts around the world.
Despite his 38 years, Federer did better than in 2018, the year that saw him garner $ 91.6 million (€ 82.5 million), and finish 5th in the Forbes ranking. A PSG footballer fails at the foot of the podium in the person of Neymar, ranked 4th, $ 95.5 million (€ 86 million) in 2019.
The Brazilian international striker from Paris nevertheless outstrips basketball player LeBron James, 5th with $ 88.2 million (€ 79.2 million). First woman in the ranking, Japanese tenniswoman Naomi Osaka only appears in 29th place. With $ 37.4 million (€ 33.6 million), the young woman however set the record for earnings for a female athlete in the Forbes list. Finally, it should be noted that two French people appear in the top 100: Kylian Mbappé, 36th with $ 33.5 million (€ 30 million), and Paul Pogba, 50th with $ 28.5 million (€ 25.6 million).