From the latest list of the Highest Paid Player in The World / Current Richest Footballer on Earth it came as a surprise to the whole world as Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, came as the number one (no. 1) in the list of Highest Paid Player in The World 2015, topping Lionel Messi of Barcelona FC.
Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 Tops the Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, as Best-Paid Footballer in 2015 Forbes List, though the Real Madrid superstar Cristiano’s earnings don’t come any way near what the two boxers who fought the fight called fight of the century, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao earned over the last year.
Here is Forbes 2015 List of Highest Paid Player in The World / Current Richest Footballer on Earth
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||Portugal||$79 million|
|2||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||Argentina||$70.5 million|
|3||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||Paris Saint-Germain||Sweden||$41.8 million|
|4||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||Wales||$34.9 million|
|6||Radamel Falcao||Manchester United||Colombia||$31 million|
|7||Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||U.K.||$25.8 million|
|8||James Rodriguez||Real Madrid||Colombia||$25.4 million|
|9||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||Argentina||$25.3 million|
|10||Luis Suarez||Barcelona||Uruguay||$19.9 million|
|11||Yaya Touré||Manchester City||Ivory Coast||$19.7 million|
It can be observed from the Forbes list of Highest Paid Player in The World 2015 that only on African footballer appeared in the list, which is not even among the top ten (10). The African highest paid footballer, Yaya Touré made it number Eleven 11 in the whole world.
It also appeared to me according to the Forbe’s list that Real Madrid pays their players higher than other football clubs in on earth, this is because, the Spanish club Madrid featured the First, the Fourth and the Eight person in the list, making the club players appearing three times in the 2015 highest paid footballer list.
When we talk of Sport as a whole Boxers happens to be the richest and highest paid profession with the following two people been the first and second richest in sports.
|1||Floyd Mayweather||Boxing||U.S.A||$300 million|
|2||Manny Pacquiao||Boxing||Philippines Philippines||$160 million|
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the two legend Boxers in the world.