Three of the top 5 richest athletes in the world are football players

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Forbes have released their list of the highest paid athletes in the world and 3 of the top 5 are football players.

Topping the list is boxer Floyd Mayweather who made a cool $285 million dollars last year mainly thanks to his super-fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.

McGregor features on the list also in the number 4 spot ($99 million) below Lionel Messi in second spot with a total of $111 million dollars quickly followed by Cristiano Ronaldo in 3rd position after making a cool $108 million.

Rounding off the Top 5 is PSG and Brazil star Neymar who managed to earn $90 million dollars thanks his big money move from Barcelona to PSG last season.

6) LeBron James – $85.5m
7) Roger Federer – $77.2m
8) Steph Curry – $76.9m
9) Matt Ryan – $67.3m
10) Matthew Stafford – $59.5m