Roger Federer is the only tennis player in the ten highest paid athletes of all time.
According to a report published by Sportico, Federer is the only tennis ‘billionaire’. With an inflation adjusted earning of US $ 1.12 billion he is at No 10 in the list of top-25 highest paid athletes of all time.
His non-inflation adjusted earning is $1b, which puts him at No 7 on the list.
“Jordan is the highest-paid athlete of all time, with inflation-adjusted career earnings of $2.62 billion—and only 6% of the total is from his playing contracts with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards,” wrote Sportico.
While American athletes dominate the list — six of the top-8 are from the USA– football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also made the list.
Ronaldo is at No 5 having earned $1.24b, while Messi is No 8 with an earning of $1.14b.
Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam champion and currently shares the record of most number of majors with his closest rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The 40-year-old underwent a third knee surgery this summer and is hoping to return to action in 2022.
He last played at Wimbledon, where he went down in the quarterfinal to Hubert Hurkacz.
Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes of All-Time
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