10. Matt Ryan – $43.8 M
Matty Ice made a cool $43.8 M after piloting the Falcons to a severely mediocre season last year.
9 .Rafael Nadal – $44.5 M
The Spanish tennis player made about $14.5 M on the circuit, but cleared almost double that in endorsements.
8. Phil Mickelson – $53.2 M
The golfer made $48 M in endorsements, which greatly dwarfed the $5.2 M he made on the tour.
7. Roger Federer – $56.2 M
Fed is another athlete who made most of his cash on endorsements; clearing about $52 M from deals with Nike, Rolex, and Credit Suisse.
6. Tiger Woods – $61.2 M
While Tiger hasn’t found his legs again on tour just yet, his endorsements are back in full effect, netting him $55M this year alone.
5. Kobe Bryant – $61.5 M
Kobe makes a bit more on the court than he does on endorsements, but his profits are pretty much split down the middle.
4. Lionel Messi – $64.7 M
He might be the greatest soccer player in the game today, but he’s the second footballer on the list and fourth overall.
3. LeBron James – $72.3 M
LBJ logged just a bit more than $19 M on an abbreviated contract with the Heat, but more than made up for it with $53 M in endorsements.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $80 M
Ronaldo cashed in on a staggering $52 M contract with Real Madrid, and bumped that up with another $28 M more in endorsements.
1. Floyd Mayweather – $105 M
They don’t call him “Money” for nothing. The slugger made an insane $105 M just on boxing alone.