Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes of 2016

To become one of the top athletes requires a lot of determination, consistency and hard work. Below, these aren’t just average athletes. These are some of the athletes who’ve put in the long hours of practice to get to the top of their game. Below, we have a list of the highest paid athletes in the world and some of them might even surprise you.

Jordan Spieth


Jordan Spieth is an American Golf Player and is the youngest athlete on this list. At 23 years old, he was also the youngest to win the U.S. Open championship.  His wins and high ranks has helped him obtain endorsements from Under Armour and Titleist.

Currenty, his earnings are comprised of $20.8 Million from winnings/salary and $32 Million from endorsements. He was also a student at the University of Texas for 1.5 years but in 2012, he dropped out and pursued a professional golfing career.