The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Total Earnings: $35 million
Salary/Winnings: $25.5 million
Endorsements: $9.5 million
Talk is heating up that the Welshman is on the move back to the U.K. after Real Madrid spent a whopping $118 million to acquire him from Tottenham in 2013. No matter where he goes hes poised to remain a standout fixture for sponsor Adidas, having inked a six year contract in 2014 worth an estimated $35 million. When not on the pitch, Bale will be do commentary for BT Sport as part of a three year deal he signed with the broadcaster.