Top 50 World Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time

World Highest-Paid Athletes

The Top 50 earners among athletes of all time have brought home a combined $50 billion when adjusted for inflation and $35.5 billion on a nominal basis through the end of 2023. They represent nine different sports and 17 countries around the globe. Serena Williams is the lone female athlete to make the cut.

In the top 50 highest-paid athletes, NBA -basketball players lead with 15. followed by golfers 12 and footballers 10 and boxers 2.

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Unfortunately, there is no cricketer in the top 50. Among the highest-paid global athletes, Kohli occupies the 61st position. As per Sportico, Kohli earned a net income of $33.9 million in 2022, which makes him the highest-paid Indian athlete.