Ronaldo Retains No.1 Spot in Forbes’ List

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid sportsperson for the second successive year, Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest athletes shows.

The Euro 2016 winner earned $93m (£72.05m) from salary, bonuses and endorsements last year.

The 32-year-old saw his earnings rise $5m (£3.87m) a year on.

The list of elite athletes consists of players from 11 different sports.

Basketball dominates with a record 32 NBA players among the top 100, up from 18 in 2016, followed by baseball with 22, American football with 15 and football with nine.

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