9. Cristiano Ronaldo- $27 Million
Cristiano is the only athlete in our list whose salary ($52.6million) gives him more income than his endorsement deals.
With a total net worth of an estimated $79.5million, Ronaldo has deals with Nike, his own clothing brand and others which total $27million.
8. Rafael Nadal: $28 Million
In comparison to previous years, Rafael Nadal has had an awful 2015.
Plagued with injuries, the Spaniard received $4million in winnings this year.
It says a lot to say Nadal’s best moment this year was his Tommy Hilfiger advert pre-US Open.
Once dubbed the ‘Federer Slayer’ the 29 year old will hope he can put in some more convincing performances in the major tournaments to keep his $28million endorsements.