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Cristiano Ronaldo made the list of billionaire footballers,tops Messi in 25 all-time athlete earnings list with $1.24bn, Michael Jordan top the list.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly amassed wealth from football to the tune of over $1.24billion according to a report

The 36-year-old is the fifth highest earning athlete while his fiercest rival Lionel Messi is eight with $1.14 billion

Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan who earned over $2.62 billion is number one on the list of highest earning athletes

Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a staggering $1.24billion as an athlete taking him above fierce rival Lionel Messi who has made $1.14billion, Sporting News reports.

Basketball icon Michael Jordan who earned over $2.62 billion is number one on the list while the top five was rounded out by golfers Tiger Woods ($2.1 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.5 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.38 billion) and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo ($1.24 billion).
In six
th position is boxing legend Floyd Mayweather who is nicknamed ‘Moneyman’, with the undefeated retired boxer earning $1.2 billion.

Although according to Penske-owned upstart sports business which is a media company, Mayweather made a non-inflation adjusted total of $1.08 billion, Boxing Scene reports.

Jordan topped a list in which he is followed by three golfers: Tiger Woods ($2.1 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.5 billion) and Jack Nicklaus ($1.38 billion). Current NBA superstar LeBron James ranks seventh on the list at $1.17 billion.

Here’s a look at the full top-10 list:

Rank Adjusted Earnings

1.Michael Jordan – $2.62 billion
2.Tiger Woods – $2.1 billion
3.Arnold Palmer – $1.5 billion
4.Jack Nicklaus – $1.38 billion
5.Cristiano Ronaldo – $1.24 billion
6.Floyd Mayweather – $1.2 billion
7.LeBron James – $1.17 billion
8.Lionel Messi – $1.14 billion
9.Michael Schumacher – $1.13 billion
10.Roger Federer – $1.12 billion
11.Phil Mickelson – $1.08 billion
12.David Beckham – $1.05 billion
13.Kobe Bryant – $930 million
14.Shaquille O’Neal – $870 million
15.Greg Norman – $815 million
16.Mike Tyson – $775 million
17.Alex Rodriguez – $650 million
18.Manny Pacquiao – $630 million
19.Kevin Durant – $625 million
20.Lewis Hamilton – $620 million
21.Neymar – $615 million
22.Jeff Gordon – $595 million
23.Oscar de la Hoya – $580 million
24.Peyton Manning – $570 million
25.Derek Jeter – $555 million

Meanwhile, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has emerged the number two player with the highest net worth having amassed staggering wealth to the tune of $600 million

The richest football player on the plant remains Faiq Bolkian who boasts of a staggering $20 billion to emerge number one.

Bolkiah is a member of the Bruneian Royal Family who plays as a midfielder for Portuguese club Marítimo.

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