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What are top 50 highest-paid sport in the world?

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Sports are not just a physical activity anymore. With media coverage, brand advertisements and sponsorships, sports are now a huge business with multiple billion-dollar franchises. Profits from these different sports have resulted in the super-rich status of some star players. Here is a look at the top 50 highest-paid sports in the world.

1. Football (Soccer)

Football is the most popular sport in the world and has the richest players. According to Forbes magazine, Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest-paid. He made a whopping $105 million in 2020.

2. Basketball

Basketball is the second most popular sport and has two of the world’s highest-paid players. LeBron James tops the list at $88.2 million, while Stephen Curry is second at $74.4 million.

3. Golf

Golf is one of the oldest sports in the world and has some of the highest-paid professional players. Tiger Woods is the highest-paid golfer in the world, earning an incredible $62.3 million in 2020.

4. American Football

American Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States and the National Football League (NFL) has some of the wealthiest players. The highest-paid NFL player in 2020 is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who made $45 million.

5. Baseball

Baseball is another popular American sport and several professional players have made a huge fortune. According to a report by Forbes, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the highest-paid major league baseball player, earning $37.7 million.

Here is the List of the Top 50 Highest-Paid Sports in the World:

  1. Football (Soccer)
  2. Basketball
  3. Golf
  4. American Football
  5. Baseball
  6. Cycling
  7. Tennis
  9. Hockey
  10. Motor Sports
  11. Boxing
  12. Cricket
  13. Rugby
  14. MMA Fighting
  15. Athletics
  16. Wrestling
  17. Table Tennis
  18. Gymnastics
  19. Badminton
  20. Track and Field
  21. Surfing
  22. Swimming
  23. Marathon Running
  24. Extreme Sports
  25. Diving
  26. Handball
  27. Field Hockey
  28. Volleyball
  29. Skiing
  30. Snowboarding
  31. Sailing
  32. Skateboarding
  33. Kitesurfing
  34. Windsurfing
  35. Biathlon
  36. Triathlon
  37. Speed Skating
  38. Canoeing
  39. Equestrian sports
  40. Softball
  41. Motocross
  42. Hot Air Ballooning
  43. Archery
  44. Gliding
  45. Clay Shooting
  46. Wakeboarding
  47. Cross-country Skiing
  48. Climbing
  49. Bobsledding
  50. Cycling
  51. Billiards
  52. Bowling
  53. Skeet Shooting
  54. Ice Hockey
  55. Paint Ball

Sports are a lucrative business and with the right amount of hard work and dedication, you can make a lot of money playing your favorite sport. These are the top 50 highest-paid sports in the world and there are sure to be many more in the years to come.


Agnik Halder

Hi. Hailing from Kolkata, I am an avid consumer of anime, gaming, football and professional wrestling. You can mostly find me either writing articles, binging shows or engaged in an engrossing discussion about the said interests.

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