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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the most paid footballer of the decade

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According toForbes, American boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the list of highest paid athletes of the decade. The boxing legend earned around $915 million dollars in the last ten years.



Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd place) edged Lionel Messi (3rd place) by earning $800 million dollars over the last decade, while his greatest rival Messi earned $750 million dollars, fifty million dollars lesser than Ronaldo's.

Ronaldo, outside his football career is well known for huge endorsement deals from modelling and massive followers from his social media pages. These were dominant effects that contributed to the amount he earned over the last decade albeit Messi earning mammoth wage from Barcelona than Ronaldo.

Other athletes included are LeBron James ($680 million), Roger Federer ($640 million) and co.