WHO IS HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE IN THE WORLD?Rick Rock
LeBron James is the highest paid athlete in the USA but the world? Forget basketball, football, or baseball – soccer is where the money is. Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer star, earns $130 million a year, making him the world’s highest-paid athlete. Lebron James places second and another soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is third.
Source: Forbes magazine,