Roger Federer, the only tennis player in all-time rich list

Roger Federer is the only tennis 'billionaire,' according to Sportico's all-time rich list

Roger Federer made the all-time rich list

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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He last played at Wimbledon, where he went down in the quarterfinal to Hubert Hurkacz.

Rank Athlete Country Sport Turned Pro Inflation Adjusted Earnings Non-Inflation Adjusted Earnings
1 Michael Jordan USA Basketball 1984 $2.62B $2.05B
2 Tiger Woods USA Golf 1996 $2.1B $1.66B
3 Arnold Palmer USA Golf 1954 $1.5B $885M
4 Jack Nicklaus USA Golf 1961 $1.38B $830M
5 Cristiano Ronaldo POR Football 2002 $1.24B $1.12B
6 Floyd Mayweather USA Boxing 1996 $1.2B $1.08B
7 LeBron James USA Basketball 2003 $1.17B $1.05B
8 Lionel Messi ARG Football 2004 $1.14B $1.05B
9 Michael Schumacher GER F1 1991 $1.13B $780M
10 Roger Federer SUI Tennis 1998 $1.12B $1B

Courtesy: Sportico