There is a constant discussion in the sporting world regarding the mouthwatering earnings of the stars in comparison to your everyday nurse for example.
Here is a list, as voted for by you, the fans, of the most overpaid athletes, on the website The Top Tens!
Lewis Hamilton, 15th
Starting at the bottom of the list and we have seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver is often on the receiving end of unwarranted criticism and so it is hardly surprising to see him in this list. He is at the fore of the sport, one of the best there has ever been, and his financial situation reflects that.
Daly Cherry-Evans, 14th
Shifting gears massively to Australian rugby league halfback Daly Cherry-Evans. One fan says that the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles star is “getting paid 1.5 million a year.”
Brock Osweiler, 13th
From the UK to Australia and now to the USA and the man in question is Super Bowl 50 champion Brock Osweiler. He most recently played for the Miami Dolphins before retiring in 2019.
Rafael Nadal, 12th
The modern era of tennis is one of the greatest there has ever been, with the big three of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer creating history year in, year out. Spaniard Nadal is 12th on this list and the King of Clay has dominated the French Open since his first victory back in 2005.
Roger Federer, 11th
One of Nadal’s fiercest rivals on the court is Roger Federer, and the eight-time Wimbledon champion is next up. The Swiss star is impossible not to love, yet here he is, on a most overpaid athletes list!
Lionel Messi, 10th
Federer is considered by many to be the greatest of all time with a racket in hand, whilst Lionel Messi is considered by many to be the greatest of all time with a ball at his feet. The Argentinian will be remembered forever for the mind-blowing things he can do with a football.
Mario Williams, 9th
Returning to the world of American Football with former defensive end Mario Williams. The Houston Texans draftee went on to play in Buffalo and Miami. A four-time Pro Bowler!
Cam Newton, 8th
Cam Newton, the Atlanta-born quarterback, has always had his doubters in the NFL world.
Russell Wilson, 7th
From Newton, the one-time MVP, to Russell Wilson, the one-time Super Bowl champion. He is famous away from the sport for various reasons, one being his wife Ciara.
Alex Rodriguez, 6th
You don’t have to be all that into baseball to know the nickname A-Rod, belonging to, of course, Alex Rodriguez.
LeBron James, 5th
There aren’t many stars in the US sporting world who divide opinion as much as LeBron James. His brilliance on the court is there for all to see yet so many people love to doubt him.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 4th
Messi is on this list and so naturally, there is a spot for Cristiano Ronaldo too.
Wayne Rooney, 3rd
Tiger Woods, 2nd
Floyd Mayweather, 1st
To top the list is the 50-0 man himself Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. As per Sportico’s records, Mayweather totals ‘an inflation-adjusted $1.2 billion in his career.’