ONLY ATH­LETE IN RICH LIST IS BOLT

Athletics Weekly - - Dip Finish -

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

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