Forbes' highest-paid athletes 2018 list: LeBron James, Stephen Curry make top 10, no women in top 100

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Forbes' highest-paid athletes 2018 list
For the first time since 2010, Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid athletes across all sports in the world didn't include any women in the top 100. Here are the top 10.

Forbes has once again ranked the world's athletes by their total earnings in the past year. The 2018 list includes two stars of the NBA Finals but no women anywhere in the top 100.

Here are the top 10:

1. Floyd Mayweather $285 M

2. Lionel Messi $111 M

3. Cristiano Ronaldo $108 M

4. Conor McGregor $99 M

5. Neymar $90 M

6. LeBron James $85.5 M

7. Roger Federer $77.2 M

8. Stephen Curry $76.9 M

9. Matt Ryan $67.3 M

10. Matthew Stafford $59.5 M

It was the first time since the list expanded in 2010 that there was not a single woman on it, according to Forbes. New mom Serena Williams, who was the only female on the list last year, did not see as much competition this year. Williams still made an estimated $18 million from sponsorships this year, just a few million shy of the top 100.

LeBron James, at sixth place, edged out fellow NBA Finals star Stephen Curry, who snagged eighth place.

Forbes calculated each athletes total by adding their income made from playing (including all prize money, salaries and bonuses) to their estimated sponsorship money during the period of June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

See the top 100 here.