The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes Of All Time

Forbes recently dropped their list of the highest paid athlete’s in the world ever. Guess who takes the top spot?.. The GOAT

1. Michael Jordan – Career $1.7 Billion
Jordan made $93 million in salary over 15 seasons in the NBA. He makes $100 million annually form Nike and for the most recent fiscal year the Jordan brand raked in $2.8 billion.

2. Tiger Woods – $1.65 Billion

3. Arnold Palmer – 1.35 Billion

4. Jack Nicklaus – $1.15 Billion

5. Matt Schumacher – $1 Billion

6. Kobe Bryant – $770 Million

7. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – $765 Million

8. Phil Mickelson – $760 Million

9. David Beckham – $730 Million

10. Shaquille O’Neal – $700 Million

11. Mike Tyson – $685 million

12. Greg Norman – $680 million

13. LeBron James – $640 million

14. Cristiano Ronaldo – $620 million

15. Roger Federer – $600 million

16. Alex Rodriguez – $600 million

17. Lionel Messi – $520 million

18. Jeff Gordon – $515 million

19. Oscar De La Hoya – $510 million

20. Manny Pacquiao – $490 million