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No women on Forbes 100 highest paid athletes list

With all the progress being toward broadband gender equality and pay disparity, the newly released Forbes 100 list informs of additional strides still required.


Kahron Spearman


With all the progress being toward broadband gender equality and pay disparity, the newly released Forbes 100 list informs of additional strides still required.

 

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes' annual list of highest-paid athletes. However, for the first time since the magazine has amassed this list, there are no women ranked in the top 100.

In its analysis, Forbes claimed that the 2018 total payout to the top 100 athletes for image rights, memorabilia and appearance fees totaled $877 million.

David Reid
Writer, CNBC

The only woman on the list last year was tennis star Serena Williams, who made $27 million, including $19 million from endorsements, ranking No. 51. Since the list included at least 50 people in 2010, there was one woman on the list every single year.

 

Mayweather led for the fourth time in seven years, with $285 million. The Real Madrid forward Ronaldo ($108 million) fell behind his rival Lionel Messi ($111 million) into third place. The mixed martial artist Conor McGregor was fourth. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was fifth.

 

LeBron James (basketball), Roger Federer (tennis), Stephen Curry (basketball), Matt Ryan (American football) and Matthew Stafford (American football) rounded out the top ten.

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