Athletes or sports persons are among the richest people in the world. They not only earn for playing but a major share of their income comes from the products that they endorse. The total earning of an athlete is derived from their salaries, event appearance fee, bonuses, prize money, licensing and endorsements.
These endorsements account for significant increase in their overall income. Those players who are among the top rankings in their game find no trouble in earning hundreds of thousands of dollars. No doubt that they put in great amount of hard work, effort and sweat in reaching such a position where they can earn this much.
Among the highest paid athletes are the ones that hail from games like football, soccer, golf, basketball, tennis and boxing. It appears strange but no one from popular sports like racing, cricket and baseball could manage to make his / her place among the top 10 contenders.
Here is the info graphic that presents the latest top 10 list of the highest earning sports professionals (athletes) that starts from Floyd Mayweather (Boxer) and goes till Peyton Manning (Footballer)on the tenth spot.