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.