The highest paid salaries for sports athletes in the World, 2013-2014

The top 25 highest salaries in sports in 2013-2014

on August 3 | in All, Rankings | by | with 1 Comment

Every year and for quite some time now, Forbes publishes a list for the highest paid athletes in the World, combining the money they make from their winnings/salaries, as well as from their endorsements deals.  That ranking list comprises 100 players names and is by far one of the most reliable databases in regard to how much money high-profile professional athletes really make per year. However and in order to have a different scope of analysis, our list was built by focusing exclusively on the salary/winnings component and by stripping off any money made from advertising and endorsements agreements. As a note of curiosity, by sorting this ranking list based on salaries/winnings, the best paid athlete in the WorldTiger Woods, falls heavily into the 82nd spot, while at the same time, the second best paid athlete, Roger Federer, drops to 91st. There’s also no soccer player making it to either the top 10 or top 20, since Cristiano Ronaldo paycheck from Real Madrid (salary + eventual winning/bonus in the past year), didn’t allow him to get beyond the 22nd place.

Important note: The following top list (ranking) is not based strictly on salaries, but also on particular revenues the athletes have made, like winning bonus, championships bonus, bonus for achieving targets and so on. The original salary values were provided in USD and we’ve used a USD/EUR fixed exchange rate to convert the amounts to Euros: EUR/USD: 1.30; USD/EUR: 1/1.30

The top 25 highest salaries in sports in 2013-2014:

 

#1 – Aaron Rodgers
Salary and extra winnings: 43 million USD; 33.08 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Green Bay Packers
Nationality: North-American
Age: 29

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers new jersey 2013-2014, wallpaper

 

#2 – Drew Brees
Salary and extra winnings: 40 million USD; 30.77 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: New Orleans Saints
Nationality: North-American
Age: 34

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints jersey for 2013-2014, wallpaper

 

#3 – Joe Flacco
Salary and extra winnings: 35.9 million USD; 27.62 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Baltimore Ravens
Nationality: North-American
Age: 28

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens new jersey wallpaper in 2013-2014

 

#4 – Floyd Mayweather
Salary and extra winnings: 34 million USD; 26.15 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Boxing
Club: None
Nationality: North-American
Age: 36

Floyd Mayweather biceps muscles and six pack abs in 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#5 – Tom Brady
Salary and extra winnings: 31.3 million USD; 24.08 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: New England Patriots
Nationality: North-American
Age: 35

Tom Brady, New England Patriots jersey 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#6 – Alex Rodriguez
Salary and extra winnings: 29.8 million USD; 22.92 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: New York Yankees
Nationality: North-American
Age: 38

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees jersey 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#7 – Fernando Alonso
Salary and extra winnings: 28 million USD; 21.54 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Racing (Formula1, F1)
Club: Ferrari
Nationality: Spanish
Age: 32

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F1 car racer, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#8 – Kobe Bryant
Salary and extra winnings: 27.9 million USD; 21.46 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Basketball (NBA)
Club: Los Angeles Lakers
Nationality: North-American
Age: 34

Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers legend, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#9 – Lewis Hamilton
Salary and extra winnings: 26 million USD; 20 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Racing (Formula 1, F1)
Club: Mercedes
Nationality: English
Age: 28

Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 and Mercedes racer, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#10 – Manny Pacquiao
Salary and extra winnings: 26 million USD; 20 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Boxing
Club: None
Nationality: Philippine
Age: 34

Manny Pacquiao biceps muscles and six pack abs, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#11 – Tony Romo
Salary and extra winnings: 25.8 million USD; 19.85 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Dallas Cowboys
Nationality: North-American
Age: 33

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys new jersey for 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#12 – Calvin Johnson
Salary and extra winnings: 25.5 million USD; 19.62 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Detroit Lions
Nationality: North-American
Age: 27

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions wide receiver, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#13 – Felix Hernandez
Salary and extra winnings: 25.1 million USD; 19.31 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Seattle Mariners
Nationality: Venezuelan
Age: 27

Felix Hernandez pitching for the Seattle Mariners, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#14 – Dwayne Bowe
Salary and extra winnings: 24.5 million USD; 18.85 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Kansas City Chiefs
Nationality: North-American
Age: 28

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#15 – Johan Santana
Salary and extra winnings: 24.5 million USD; 18.85 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: New York Mets
Nationality: Venezuelan
Age: 34

Johan Santana, New York Mets pitcher, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#16 – Josh Hamilton
Salary and extra winnings: 24.2 million USD; 18.62 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Nationality: North-American
Age: 32

Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Anaheim batter, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#17 – Ray Rice
Salary and extra winnings: 24.2 million USD; 18.62 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Baltimore Ravens
Nationality: North-American
Age: 26

Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens new jersey for 2013-2014

 

#18 – Prince Fielder
Salary and extra winnings: 23.3 million USD; 17.92 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Detroit Tigers
Nationality: North-American
Age: 29

Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers batter, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#19 – Vincent Jackson
Salary and extra winnings: 23.2 million USD; 17.85 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Football (NFL)
Club: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nationality: North-American
Age: 30

Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers wallpaper

 

#20 – CC Sabathia
Salary and extra winnings: 23.1 million USD; 17.77 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: New York Yankees
Nationality: North-American
Age: 33

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees starting pitcher wallpaper

 

#21 – Joe Mauer
Salary and extra winnings: 23 million USD; 17.70 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Minnesota Twins
Nationality: North-American
Age: 30

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins player, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#22 – Cristiano Ronaldo
Salary and extra winnings: 23 million USD; 17.70 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Soccer
Club: Real Madrid
Nationality: Portuguese
Age: 28

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid new jersey 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

#23 – Cliff Lee
Salary and extra winnings: 22.7 million USD; 17.46 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Philadelphia Phillies
Nationality: North-American
Age: 34

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher, wallpaper 2013-2014

 

#24 – Mark Teixeira
Salary and extra winnings: 22.6 million USD; 17.38 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (NFL)
Club: New York Yankees
Nationality: North-American
Age: 33

Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees, wallpaper 2013-2014

 

#25 – Cole Hamels
Salary and extra winnings: 22.5 million USD; 17.31 million EUR (per year)
Sport: Baseball (MLB)
Club: Philadelphia Phillies
Nationality: North-American
Age: 29

Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, 2013-2014 wallpaper

 

Sources: forbes.com

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  • George Bogdan

    this is just sad …. all this for kicking a ball around 1 year salary of this guys would be enough to feed an entire 3rhd world country for that year. …. I just do not wanna live on this planet anymore , Hmm I wonder how is Mars this time of the year? :)):(((

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