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Federer tops world's highest-earning athletes

Published : 30 May 2020, 14:05

  DF-Xinhua Report

Roger Federer. File Photo Xinhua.

Roger Federer landed the top spot of 2020 Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes with pre-tax earnings of 106.3 million U.S. dollars.

It's the first time the Swiss tennis legend tops the annual list. His earning includes 6.3 million dollars in prize money and 100 million from endorsements and appearance fees. His previous best ranking was second in 2013.

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo was second on the list with 105 million U.S. dollars. Argentine football star Lionel Messi ranked third on 104 million U.S. dollars.