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Top 10 highest paid athletes of 2015

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KrishaWeb have released their list of the biggest earning sportsmen, but who comes out on top? And who wins out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Top 10 highest paid athletes of 2015

  1. 1. Cricket is not the most paying sport in the World • There is only one cricketer in top 100 highest paid athletes in the world. • He is not Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli.
  2. 2. Cricket is not the most paying sport in the World • There is only one cricketer in top 100 highest paid athletes in the world. • He is not Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli. • The only cricket player managed to enter the club is Indian Skipper – M S Dhoni. • He is ranked 23rd in the list with yearly earning of $31 Millions in 2015
  3. 3. Who are the highest paid Athletes? And How they prepare themselves? Let’s have a look … So the question is ……..
  4. 4. Ranked – 10 Kobe Bryant Yearly Income - $49.5 Millions According to Indian currency – 3,14,96,82,525.00 INR Citizenship – United States Game – Basketball
  5. 5. Few facts about Kobe Bryant • He is the player getting the highest salary in NBA for fifth straight year • Five time NBA champion • Early in his career, Bryant was not content with being the next big NBA star, and wanted to add world famous rapper to his resume. • He holds the record for most consecutive All-Star selections. He became the youngest All-Star in the 1998 event at the age of just 19, and has been selected every year since then to represent the West • He is about to leapfrog Michael Jordan in total career points – Just 31 points behind Jordan
  6. 6. Quotes by Famous basketball players about Kobe Bryant “Kobe was great. He practices as if it’s Game 7. He wants to prove that he’s the best player in the world every single practice.” – Jason Kidd’s Impression from 2008 Olympics “Kobe is a scientific dawg (DOG in AMERICAN SPEECH). He works out every day, practices every day. Most of the other stars are just dawgs, not scientific dawgs” – Shaq Reflects on Kobe in 2011 Memoirs “Kobe, from day one, is just the hardest-working player I’ve ever been around. He just does an unbelievable job. He came in, he worked out before practice and practiced harder than anybody and then worked out afterwards and continued the whole trip.” – Jim Boeheim during 2008 Olympics “The thing that makes Kobe so great, is that he’s a hard worker. – Robert Horry
  7. 7. Ranked – 09 Tiger Woods Yearly Income - $50.6 Millions According to Indian currency – 3,21,53,77,000 INR Citizenship – United States Game – Golf
  8. 8. Facts about Tiger Woods • He is the youngest man and the first African American to win the U.S. Masters in 1997. • Woods won another 13 majors and was named the PGA Player of the Year 10 times over the next 12 years • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver announced that Woods would be inducted into the California Hall of Fame. • The Associated Press has named him “Athlete of the Decade” in December 2009. • Woods has won 79 official PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America) Tour events, including 14 majors. • Woods is the only player to have won all four professional major championships in a row • He played with a broken leg and torn ACL at the 2008 US Open and won.
  9. 9. Three things to learn from Tiger Woods • Always expect to win I want to be what I’ve always wanted to be: dominant.” – Tiger Woods • Aim high and let your expectations show “There’s nothing wrong with having your goals really high and trying to achieve them. That’s the fun part. You may come up short. I’ve come up short on a lot on my goals, but it’s always fun to try and achieve them.” – Tiger Woods • Know that there is always room to grow “No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.” – Tiger Woods
  10. 10. Ranked – 08 Phil Mickelson Yearly Income - $50.8 Millions According to Indian currency – 3,22,96,10,000.00 INR Citizenship – United States Game – Golf
  11. 11. Facts about Phil Mickelson • Mickelson's affections for golf began at an extremely early age. When he was merely 3, he ran away from home to a golf course. This first indication of Mickelson's passion remains a symbol of his commitment to the game. He has since spent much of his life traveling to and from the golf course. • He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships, three Masters titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013). • Mickelson is one of 16 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors • Mickelson has spent over 700 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking
  12. 12. Great quotes by Phil Mickelson that defines his personality • I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life. – Phil Mickelson • The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. – Phil Mickelson • I think it's more than whether or not you win or lose. It's having that opportunity on that final round, final nine, to come down the stretch with a chance to win. – Phil Mickelson Sport is not always about winning, breaking records or making money; it is all about showing respect towards the game and giving your 100% every time.
  13. 13. Ranked – 07 Kevin Durant Yearly Income - $54.1 Millions According to Indian currency – 34394075063.58 INR Citizenship – United States Game – Basketball
  14. 14. • Youngest player in NBA history to win an NBA scoring title. • 2nd youngest player in NBA History to record 10,000 career points. • One of five players in NBA history to win the NBA scoring title in 4 or more seasons. • Named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2014. • Named All-NBA first team five consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) • Five-time NBA All-Star selection  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). • Four-time NBA scoring champion (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014) Who is Kevin Durant?
  15. 15. Five things that makes Kevin Durant a great man 1. KD holds himself to a very high standard. He puts every ounce of his heart, soul, and love into becoming the best player he can be. 2. KD is humble. He has not let success warp his values or his personality 3. KD is always positive. Always. 4. KD is extremely loyal to his family, friends, teammates, and coaches. He keeps his inner circle tight and never forgets the folks who have helped him. 5. His favorite quote – Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard
  16. 16. Ranked – 06 LeBorn James Yearly Income - $64.8 Millions According to Indian currency – 4,11,96,60,000.00 INR Citizenship – United States Game – Basketball
  17. 17. Interesting facts about LeBorn James • James is the first NBA player to appear in five straight NBA Finals • The NBA's four-time Most Valued Player even after being in loosing side last year • He was the star of his football team during the High School • James has won two NBA championships, Four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, Two NBA Finals MVP Awards, Two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. • He has also been selected to 11 NBA All-Star teams, 11 All- NBA teams and six All-Defensive teams.
  18. 18. Quote for Success by LeBorn James “All your life you are told the things you cannot do All your life they will say you’re not good enough Or strong enough or talented enough. They will say you’re the wrong height Or wrong weight or the wrong type To play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO. A thousands times no. Until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no. Quite firmly and very quickly. YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.” And this is how he get over the defeats and Play like a Champ
  19. 19. Ranked – 05 Roger Federer Yearly Income - $67 Millions According to Indian currency – 4,25,95,25,000.00 INR Citizenship – Switzerland Game – Tennis
  20. 20. Some interesting facts about Roger Federer • He appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2010. • He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and career prize money ($90 million). • He holds the record for being on the first rank for the longest period of time. • Federer was polled as the "2nd most admired and respected person in the world", behind only Nelson Mandela in 2011. • In 2007, Roger Federer became the first living Swiss person to be featured on a Swiss stamp. The postage picture features Roger holding the Wimbledon trophy. • He has also founded the Roger Federer Foundation in order to promote sports and education among South African children.
  21. 21. What his competitors have to say about Roger Federer • “He deserves everything he gets.” — U.S. tennis star Andy Roddick • “He stays back better than me, his backhand is better, and his forehand is just as good. For the next four or five years, his competition will be the record books.” — All-time great Pete Sampras • “I wish I could play like Roger Federer.” — Superstar Serena Williams • “I never played anyone playing that fast. He doesn’t have any weaknesses at all. He really deserves to be called the best player of all time” – Robin Soderling • “The best way to beat him would be to hit him over the head with a racquet.” — Tennis legend Rod Laver
  22. 22. • “He’s a real person. He’s not an enigma. Off the court he’s not trying to be somebody. If you meet him at McDonald’s and you didn’t know who he was, you would have no idea that he’s one of the best athletes in the world.” – Andy Roddick • “There’s probably not a department in his game that couldn’t be considered the best in that department. He’s the best I’ve ever played against” – Andre Agassi • “Today I was playing my best tennis, trying lots of different things, but nothing worked. When you are playing like that and he still comes up with all those great shots you really have to wonder if he’s even from the same planet.” – Novak Djokovic • “If he is playing very good, I have to play unbelievable. If not, it’s impossible, especially if he’s playing with good confidence. When he’s 100 percent, he’s playing in another league. It’s impossible to stop him.” – Rafael Nadal Few more words about a great man
  23. 23. Ranked – 04 Lionel Messi Yearly Income - $73.8 Millions According to Indian currency – 4,69,18,35,000.00 INR Citizenship – Argentina Game – Soccer
  24. 24. Some amazing facts about Lionel Messi • At the tender age of 11, Lionel Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency syndrome that played a big part in reducing his body height. Despite all these difficulties, Messi went on developing his football skills to become one of the world’s finest footballers. • Lionel Messi received the prestigious FIFA World Player of the year nominations in 2008 when he was only 21 years old. Although he did not win it, he is among the youngest football players to be nominated for this award. • He became the first player to win FIFA World Player of the Year award in four consecutive seasons.
  25. 25. Interesting quotes about Lionel Messi • “It was an honour to be the coach of the best player I have ever seen and probably the best I will see” – Pep Guardiola • “I already know the player who will take my place in football, and his name is Lionel Messi. He has something different from any other player. He is a leader who is showing an example.” – Diego Maradona • "We give him the ball and stand back and watch. People often say to me they saw Pele and Maradona play. In the future, I will be able to say I saw Messi play.” – Thiago Alcanatara • “Don’t write about him. Don’t try to describe him: watch him." – Pep Guardiola Let’s have a look why he is called genius
  26. 26. Ranked – 03 Cristiano Ronaldo Yearly Income - $79.6 Millions According to Indian currency – 5,06,05,70,000.00 INR Citizenship – Portugal Game – Soccer
  27. 27. Amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo • Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry-baby" as a child. His mother Dolores Aveiro said: "When he got home from school I'd tell him to do homework but he'd say he didn't have any. I'd be making dinner and he would jump out of the window and run off until late. He used to cry when he passed and his friends didn't score. People called him 'cry- baby' and 'little bee' because nobody could catch him.” • As a teenager, he would be in the gym training using weights on either foot, and then dribbling with the ball. Ronaldo thought training with weights would improve his game techniques because without weights, he would be even faster. • Cristiano’s father unfortunately passed away because of being alcoholic when he was just 20. As a result, Ronaldo does not drink alcohol and he don’t have any tattoo on the body.
  28. 28. He is a man with lots of energy • Ronaldo's freekick speed is around 130 kilometers an hour, which means 31.1 meters per second, more than four times of Apollo 11 rocket's launching speed • According to Castrol's analysis, when Cristiano Ronaldo jumps, he generates five times more power than a Cheetah jumps in a full flight. • The 29-year-old has had an enormously successful career so far, picking up three Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, a La Liga title, two Copa del Rey Cups, two Ballon d’Or’s and plenty more club and individual accolades. • Ronaldo became the only man in history to score 100 goals with a side parting that has not moved an inch over the course of a four-year period. • Ronaldo, in scoring for the first time in the seventh minute of a match, has now managed to notch a goal in every minute of a game over the course of his career.
  29. 29. Cristiano Ronaldo Master Tricks
  30. 30. Ranked – 02 Manny Pacquiao Yearly Income - $160 Millions According to Indian currency – 10,17,20,00,000.00 INR Citizenship – Philippines Game – Boxing
  31. 31. Some facts about Manny Pacquiao • Manny was born in a poor and isolated town of Kibawe in Bukidnon, Philippines. When he turned two, his family moved to an even more isolated place called Tango in Sarangani Province where they lived in a small one- room payag. In Tango, the young Manny had to climb the mountain several times a week to search for food and fresh water. • His first job in Manila was scraping off rust at a local metal yard. On days when he’s out of work and had nothing to eat, Manny would go to some restaurants in Manila where he would wash the dishes or clean the kitchen in exchange for food.
  32. 32. • Pacquiao began his professional career at the age of 17 and started gaining popularity with a boxing TV show called Blow By Blow. • Pacquiao also plays basketball. In fact, he’s the shortest man to play professional basketball in the Philippines. He is a good player of Chess as well. • He has also recorded a song for movie and loves photography too. Really multitalented guy he is. • Pacquiao averages over 2,500 sit-ups daily during training. • Pacquiao regularly has 500 fans follow him on his morning runs in Los Angeles. • Pacquiao runs a charitable foundation that provides educational scholarships to 250 children
  33. 33. Quotes by Manny Pacquiao • Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges make you grow. • Don't make training easy. Make it harder so that you will get better • With God, hard work and focus, I can accomplish what is ahead of m - Manny Pacquiao
  34. 34. Ranked – 01 Floyd Mayweather Yearly Income - $300 Millions According to Indian currency – 19,07,25,00,000.00 INR Citizenship – United Stats Game – Boxing
  35. 35. Less known Facts about Floyd Mayweather • Forbes has listed him as the highest-paid athlete in the world for the past two years. In 2014, Mayweather Jr. earned a whopping $105 million. • The last time Mayweather Jr. tasted defeat was in the 1996 Olympic semifinals, when he lost to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov. • He came up from extremely poor family. He lived in a small house where seven people were sharing the bedroom in his childhood. • The ace boxer has donated generously (and continues to) help families build homes in the Decatur district of Las Vegas.
  36. 36. Less known Facts about Floyd Mayweather • He was the first U.S. Olympic boxer to win a world title. He has won the world titles at four different weight classes • Mayweather was named “Fighter of the Year” by the Ring magazine twice in 1998 and 2007. He was named “Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2007. He achieved the Best Fighter ESPY Award six times till now in his career in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  37. 37. His Passion lead him to Success • “Even from day one when I was with Bob Arum, I said I wanted to work extremely hard to get to a certain point in my career, which is to get to a point to be the first fighter to ever make nine figures in one night,” – Floyed Mayweather • Mayweather received a $100 million check on fight night on May 2nd • He works extremely hard for what he wants to achieve.
  38. 38. • Hard work • Dedication • Passion • Consistency Thousands of players are there but there are some qualities that makes these all masters. • Humanity • Respect for their profession • Practice • And some more Practice
  39. 39. Thank you… Nothing is Impossible …

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