ONLY ATHLETE IN RICH LIST IS BOLT
USAIN BOLT is the solitary track and field athlete to appear in the latest Forbes list of the top 100 highest paid sportspeople in the world in 2017.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather heads the list with earnings of $285 million – primarily accrued from his fight against Conor McGregor – ahead of La Ligue footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bolt is ranked 45th with $31 million made up of $30 million in endorsements and $1 million in winnings, but while athletics did not fare well in the rich list, spare a thought for the world’s greatest sportswomen as not one female made the top 100.
Usain Bolt: 45th in sporting
rich list during 2017