Ronaldo & Messi miss out: Research reveals world's best paid stars (1)

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The wealth of the biggest sports stars in the world is a source of constant fascination for most fans.

Being an elite athlete nowadays means not only the chance to earn the adulation of supporters from around the world but also offers the chance to earn some serious money.

Just how serious are we talking? Well you are about to find out. The latest edition of ESPN magazine includes a very interesting article indeed - it lists the 25 highest-paid athletes in the world, across all sports.

ESPN have charted earnings directly from sports (so not including things like sponsorship deals and endorsements) across 2013 to compile a definitive list of how the cream of the crop are raking it in.

Care to find out who is the best of the best in more ways than one? Click below to get started....

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi

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