LeBron James’ movie career has reportedly helped to make him the 2nd highest earning athlete in the past year.
Forbes just released its annual “top-10 highest-paid athletes in the world” list which revealed that the L.A. superstar raked in a reported US$121 million this past year including his earnings from his ventures with the new ‘Space Jam’ flick and his new talk show titled “The Shop: Uninterrupted”.
According to the outlet, James is only the 10th athlete ever to earn more than $100 mil in a 12-month span … and his $121,000,000 figure marks the most ever earned by an NBA player in a year although he previously held the record with $96.5 mil.
The list has also reignited the Messi vs Ronaldo feud with Messi’s giant US $800 thousand a week contract placing him at the top of the list with $130 million last year while Cristiano Ronaldo came in at #3 earning $115 million.
Outside of Messi , Lebron and Ronaldo, footballers and basketballers dominated the top 10 with Neymar (#4, $95 million), Stephen Curry (#5, $92.8 million), Kevin Durant (#6, $92.1 million), tennis player Roger Federer (#7, $90.7 million), boxer Canelo Alvarez (#8, $90 million), NFL star Tom Brady (#9, $83.9 million)and Giannis Antetokounmpo (#10, $80.9 million).
Forbes says in total, the top 10 athletes all earned a combined $992 million in the last year.