Roger Federer-Naomi Osaka: the highest-paid athlete according to Forbes wins to 69.3 million more than the athlete with more income

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The new number 1 and the japanese, 29th in the list, have more advertising in awards.

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Forbes Magazine had already advanced that Naomi Osaka has been displaced Serena Williams as athlete female with more economic income in the past 12 months: according to calculations by the prestigious publication, the tennis player japan has pocketed 37.4 million us dollars (33.6 million euros) in prizes and advertising contracts.

Forbes has now published the ranking of the 100 Highest Paid Athletes for the period June 2019-June 2020, marked by the pandemic of the new coronavirus and in the Naomi, 22, and Serena, 38, are the only women present, occupying respectively the positions 29 and 33.

It should be noted that the ranking was launched in 1990 and was held annually until 2001, when it was moved to its current format of ‘season’; Forbes always the sum of the emoluments (wages, awards, bonus, etc), and payments by sponsors.

In 2020, for the first time topped the list a tennis player, Roger Federerwith 106,3 million $ (95,7 million €) bagged, 6,3 (5,6) in prizes and 100 (90,04) through their advertising contracts.

Naomi and the desbancada Serena Williams are the only women in a ‘top 100’ with 9 sports.

The swiss, 38 years old, number 4 in the currently frozen ranking ATP and the ninth leading different in the 30th edition of the ‘Forbes list’, has been admitted to 69.3 million $ (by 54.8 million €) more than Naomi, number 10 WTAahuge difference; in both cases, the advertising revenues earned by a landslide.

The players Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar and the crack NBA LeBron James complete the ‘top 5’, followed by Stephen Curry (NBA), Kevin Durant (NBA), Tiger Woods (golf), Kirk Cousins (NFL) and Carson Wentz (NFL).

The first Spanish athlete classified is also a tennis player Rafa Nadalin the post 27 and with 40 million $ (36,01 € million) accounted for.

– Naomi Osaka holds the new record for income, female, beating Maria Sharapova (29.7 million $/27.2 million € in 2015 )
– this is the first time from 2016 that there are 2 women in the ‘top 100’
– all athletes that have entered in the ‘top 100’ are/have been players
– Monica Seles entered in the ‘top 10’ in 1992, occupying position 10 with 8.5 million $
– Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Li Na, other players who in their day were included in the ranking
– in 2014 there were three athletes female in the rankings: Maria Sharapova, ranked 34, Li Na at number 41, and Serena Williams, in the 55
– Naomi Osaka has admitted more for advertising contracts (Nike, Nissan Motors, Proctor & Gamble, etc) than by prizes: 34 billion $ (to 30.6 million €) vs. 3.4 (3,06)
– also Serena wins more by advertising (36 million $/32.4 million euros) in concept of awards (4/3,6)
– Naomi has gained 1.7 million $ (1.5 million €) more than Serena

In the ranking of 2020 there are 21 countries and 9 sports represented: basketball, NBA, 36 players; american football NFL (31), football (14), tennis (6), boxing/MMA (5), golf (4), engine/motor racing (3), baseball (1) and cricket (1).

Monica Seles, was featured in the ‘top 10’ in 1992 and has only been players in the rankings since 1990.

Name (sport) |Total | Salary/prizes| Advertising
(always in million $/€)

1. Roger Federer (tennis) | 106,3/95,7 | 6,3/5,6 | 100/90,04
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) | 105/94,5 | 60/54,02 | 45/40,5
3. Leo Messi (football) | 104/93,6 | 72/64,8 | 32/28,8
4. Neymar (football) | 95,5/85,9 | 70,5/63,4 | 25/22,5
5. LeBron James (NBA) | 88,2/79,4 | 28,2/25,3 / 60/43,02

29. Naomi Osaka (tennis) | 37,4/34,2 | 3,4 (3,06) | 34/30,6
33. Serena Williams (tennis) | 36/32,4 | 4/3,6 | 36/32,4

6. Stephen Curry (NBA) | 74,4 million $ / of 66.9 million €
7. Kevin Durant (NBA) | 63,9 million $ / 57,5 million €
8. Tiger Woods (golf) | 62,3 million $ / 56,1 million €
9. Kirk Cousins (NFL) | 60.5 million $ / 54.4 million €
10. Carson Wentz (NFL) | 59,1 million $ / 53,2 million €

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