Federer worlds richest sportsman

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Tennis great Roger Federer has been ranked as the world’s highest-paid athlete.

The annual Forbes rankings puts the tennis star on top with US$106.3 million in total earnings.

He is the first tennis player to top the list since it was first compiled in 1990.

Converting that to New Zealand money, it means Federer earns $3.28 million a week, or $469,000 daily.

Forbes says that US$6.3 million of his money comes from tennis prize money, with the rest from endorsements and appearances fees.

Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar took spots 2-4, with the NBA’s LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant at Nos. 5-7, followed by golfer Tiger Woods at No. 8.

NFL players Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz round out the top 10.

Two women, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, were in the top 100, both tennis players.

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  1. Wow that is a lot of money

    Did you know that he is friends with Rafahel Nadal

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