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Cristian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among top 10 highest-earning sports stars in the decade

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been named among the top 10 richest Sportsmen in the last ten years.

The two found themselves in a list which also had the likes of celebrated boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

Both Ronaldo and Messi are said to have earned more than £1billion in the last decade.

The football gods were among three soccer players to make the top ten with the other being Neymar.

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list after making a whooping £667million in the last ten years to make him the highest-earning sports star.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s £548million in the last decade makes him the second top earner in the World followed by Basketball star LeBron James who earned £518million.

Lionel Messi follows up with £517million making him the fourth richest sportsman. Roger Federer is fifth with £488million. Celebrated golfer Tiger Woods follows up with £472million. Phil Mickelson, another golfer is seventh with £366million.

Neymar’s £306million makes him the eight top richest sportsman with Manny Pacquiao and Lewis Hamilton completing the list with £298million and £293million decade earnings respectively.

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