Athletism, for mere want of its justification, many times, has been described as poetry in motion. Characteristics of physical prowess, coordinated gameplay, dexterity, vigor, and stamina are the basic requirements that a sports person should possess in order for any game to define him as an athlete.
Be it Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Aaron Rogers, Cristiano Ronaldo, Floyd Mayweather or Mahendra Singh Dhoni, what ties them together is their spirit for the games they play and comparing each to the other would be like comparing apples with oranges since each stands alone in their respective genres of sports.
But the one common thread that ties all of them is that they were the best in the game also make them the highest paid athletes as well. They earn much more from endorsements and brand deals as they earn from their salaries, spending millions on philanthropic purposes as well as a luxurious living.