Roger Federer holds 5th place in Forbes 100 list

16-time Grand Slam champion stands at the fifth place in the latest list of world’s 100 richest sportspersons, which was released by the Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

30-year-old Roger Federer has been earning more than $52 million per year, where he is one of the top brand ambassadors for several companies. Swiss Ace endorses with Gillette, Jura, a Swiss-based coffee machine company including Mercedes-Benz and NetJets. In 2009 Federer has become the brand ambassador for Swiss chocolate makers Lindt, while Mercedes-Benz China was extended into a global Mercedes-Benz partnership deal in 2010.

11-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal holds 16th place with earning $33.2 million, where he was contract with Nike, Babolat, KIA Motors, Richard Mille and Bacardi. Meanwhile World number one Novak Djokovic bagged 62nd place with $20.6 million and four-time major title holder Maria Sharapova stands at 26th place with $27.9 million.

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather topped the Forbes list with $85 million, while Fillipino pugilist Manny Pacquiao leading second spot with earnings of $62 million and Aermcian golf legend Tiger Woods with $59.4 million at third place. India Cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds 31st place $26.5 million and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar at No. 78 with $18.6 million for 2011-2012 seasons.

TOP 10 Richest Sportspersons Earnings: 1. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) ($85 million) 2. Manny Pacquiao (Boxing) ($62 million) 3. Tiger Woods (Golf) ($59.4 million) 4. Lebron James (Basketball) ($53 million) 5. Roger Federer (Tennis) ($52.7 million) 6. Kobe Bryant (Basketball) ($52.3 million) 7. Phil Mickelson (Golf) ($47.8 million) 8. David Beckham (Football) ($46 million) 9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) ($42.5 million) 10. Peyton Manning (American Football) ($42.4 million)

The other famous sports personalities: 11. Lionel Messi (Football) ($39 million) 26. Maria Sharapova (Tennis) ($27.9 million) 31. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Cricket) ($26.5 million) 37. Wayne Rooney (Football) ($24.3 million) 62. Novak Djokovic (Tennis) ($20.6 million) 63. Usain Bolt (Athletics) ($20.3 million) 78. Sachin Tendulkar (Cricket) ($18.6 million)

Date: 20.06.2012, Source: Live Tennis Guide


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