The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Total Earnings: $73.8 million
Salary/Winnings: $51.8 million
Endorsements: $22 million
In 2014, Barcelona awarded their record four time FIFA player of the year with a $9 million a year raise in his 7th contract since 2005 to bring his take home pay to $50 million a year through 2018. The Argentine holds records for most goals in Barca competitions, most goals in La Liga competitions, most goals scored in a calendar year and most hat tricks scored.