Cristiano Ronaldo has blown past Lionel Messi, and Lewis Hamilton putting them in second and eleventh place respectively.

According to forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo earned $88M in the last twelve month. From then on, he has been listed as the highest paid athlete in the world.

The man from portugal is the first ever footballer to reach the top annual list of richest athletes with just $6.6M higher than Lionel Messi.