Damian Lillard ranks 15 on Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes
- Author: Regina Holmes Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 1:39
Ronaldo's great rival Lionel Messi completed the top three but the Barcelona forward - who slips down a place from second - was $13m below on $80m for the 12-month period.
James was one of 32 National Basketball Association players who made the top 100 this year, up from 18 last year.
Ronaldo, 32, is reckoned to have earned $93 million between his Real salary ($58m) and off-the-field endorsements ($35m) previous year.
Forbes used salary and bonus data between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, to compile the list.
Weiner Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court
He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. Weiner said his "destructive impulses" have ruined his life, and said he has hit "rock bottom".
There's no Canadian representation to speak of on the list, not even when it comes to the nation's favourite sport - no hockey player made the cut. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was sixth on Forbes' list with an estimated income of $50 million, tops among the 15 National Football League players on the list.
The 32-year-old topped the influential business magazine's list for the first time 12 months ago. We do not deduct for taxes or agents' fees, nor do we include investment income.
There are 21 countries represented on the list, with Americans (63) the most prevalent thanks to sky-high salaries in basketball, American football and baseball.