Top 25 World's Highest Paid Athletes
Endorsements and salary winnings visualized
This chart reveals the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world. An interesting pattern emerges when visualizing the data. One can see how the top tennis and golf players make much more money through endorsements. However, the best soccer and football players have higher salaries than endorsement deals. Another intriguing observation is the disparity between Track and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Only one athlete from each made the list, but most of their earnings are from opposite sources. Usain Bolt makes the bulk of his money through endorsement deals, whereas Conor McGregor earns more through his winnings than endorsements.