Forbes releases list of highest paid athletes of all time; Ronaldo and Messi makes the list! (See Full List)
Highest paid athletes of all time – Forbes has released a list of the highest paid athletes of all time. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have made their way into Forbes alongside another footballer; David Beckham. Other popular athletes on the list are Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather.
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Barcelona star Messi is ranked in 17th on the list, having earned £413m during his career while rival Ronaldo is 14th on the list after earning a total of £493m during his career.
Former England captain David Beckham is higher on the list than both Messi and Ronaldo, sitting pretty in ninth having earned a whopping £580m in his career.
Check out the list (as obtained from Yahoo)
20. Manny Pacquiao (£389 million)
19. Oscar De La Hoya (£405 million)
18. Jeff Gordon (£409 million)
17. Lionel Messi (£413 million)
16. Alex Rodriguez (£477 million)