Soccer and tennis. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer are among three of the most outstanding athletes in these two different sports. And because of their talent and popularity, they have earn millions and millions of dollars, something they will continue to do.
In fact, they are three of the athletes who earn more money per season. Such is the fortune they generate that, with what they gain in just one year, they could even buy a soccer team.
FC Barcelona's star Lionel Messi gains $110 million per season, according to the list published by Forbes recently. His contract with the Spanish team is his biggest income, while sponsorships, as the one he has with Adidas, Gatorade, Mastercard, Pepsi, etc., complete the earnings. Whit that money, he could buy, for example, Feyenoord Rotterdam ($107 million).
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese that plays for Juventus reports earnings for $105 million per season, considering his big salary with the Italian side ($60 million-not as high as Lionel Messi's) and sponsorships, with Nike, Herbalife, Unilever and DAZN, The soccer star would be able, after a year, to buy SV Werder Bremen ($95 million), according to Transfermarket.
On the other hand, we can talk about Roger Federer's fortune. The Swiss tennis star gains $107 million per year with the big difference that almost all the money he gains arrives from endorsements. With all that money, 20-time Grand Slam winner could own italian team Sampdoria ($104 million).