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The best paying sports in the world


Professional modern day athletes are some of the highest paid people in the world. Take Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for example, according to Forbes earned a combined total of over 100$ million dollars playing professional soccer! That’s a whopping amount.

Roger Federer, world renown tennis pro, raked in over 64$ million with his racket. What about the Conor McGregor Vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather  Boxing fight? Did you know that their set to rake in over 400$ million from their professional boxing bout? It’s no secret that being a professional athlete can open doors to raking in a ton of cash, and setting oneself onto the path to riches and fame.

Well-paying sports careers

So, interested in the highest paying sports in the world or maybe you’re just kidding started on your athletic career and want to try out and become a pro? Well, don’t worry, you came to the right place to find out. Of the top ten best paying sports in the world, surprise surprise, cycling comes in at number 10.



New professional riders can look to earn around 80,000 dollars or more with those powerful legs. With professionals like Lance Armstrong pulling in a total of 28$ million in 2010. Followed by cycling we have baseball, with the average MLB salaries coming in at around 4$, and certain super stars like Alex Rodrigues earning over 26$ million, we aren’t surprised that Baseball is so popular in America.


American football

Now, what about the other super popular “All-American” sport of Football? Well, Tom Brady has been in it for years, earning himself over 30$, no wonder he still likes to play despite his age. Average NFL player salaries can reach 2.1$ million!

Ice hockey

If you are Russian, you have heard of Sergei Fedorov, this Ice Hockey player made over 28$ million maneuvering around the ice ring, with average NHL earnings being 2.9$ in 2015, hockey can pay pretty well if you have what it takes to play the hardcore sport.


What about Tennis? Well, the business world loves Tennis, and that it’s always paid well, just look at Federer.


We all know that soccer super stars like Ronaldo and Messi can pull in a whopping 100$ million combined, but what about other clubs and players that have yet to become as popular? Once again according to Forbes, players in smaller clubs can expect to make anywhere between 50$ thousand and up to 1$ million.


lksdanvlkansdlkvnlaskndvlnsadvlaskndvlkasndvlkasdlkvnlsandvsavsadvNow, what about less team centric sports, like golf, boxing, racing. Well, professional athletes in these sports can earn anywhere from a few to hundreds of millions of dollars. Do Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods, Schumacher?

So, if you’re considering on whether or not you should pursue a career as a professional athlete. Well, by all means, if you have what it takes and the dedication. And if you’re not, there’s always freelance work!…

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