It’s no secret that professional athletes at the top of their sport are incredibly well compensated. During 2020, money earned from salaries and endorsement deals skyrocketed. From Roger Federer’s $100 million year to Naomi Osaka’s hefty haul, there was plenty of money to go around. So which athletes round out the rest of the team? These are the athletes who earned the most green in 2020, and all the ways they did it.
Roger Federer – $106.3 Million
No athlete in 2020 made more money than tennis icon Roger Federer. His total earnings for the year were a reported $106.3 million, thanks in large part to his multiple endorsement deals.
On the court, Federer actually had a down year. It was only the second in his career where he failed to win a tournament. Off the court, he makes anywhere from $3 million to $30 million per endorsement and recently inked a 10-year, $300 million dollar deal with Uniglo.