user icon

Hamilton listed as 10th highest-paid athlete of the decade

  • Published on 27 Dec 2019 16:15
  • comments 8
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton has found himself in 10th place in the list of highest-paid athletes of the 2010s, according to Forbes. 

Hamilton started the decade with McLaren, having joined the race team full-time in 2007 and winning his first world championship a year later. 

The Briton made the switch to Mercedes in 2013, signing further contract extensions in 2015 and 2018, with his current deal set to expire at the end of 2020.

At the end of the 2019 season, Hamilton secured his sixth world drivers' championship, moving one title behind the record tally of seven, held by Michael Schumacher

Hamilton made a whopping $400 million during the last ten years - but it still only puts him bottom of the worldwide top ten list.


                                                         The Full List
 

  Athlete
 
Sport
 
Total
 
10.
 
Lewis Hamilton
 
Formula 1
 
$400 million
 
9.
 
Kevin Durant
 
Basketball
 
$425 million
 
8.
 
Manny Pacquiao
 
Boxing
 
$430 million
 
7.
 
Phil Mickelson
 
Golf
 
$480 million
 
6.
 
Tiger Woods
 
Golf
 
$615 million
 
5.
 
Roger Federer
 
Tennis
 
$640 million
 
4.
 
LeBron James
 
Basketball
 
$680 million
 
3.
 
Lionel Messi
 
Football
 
$750 million
 
2.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo
 
Football
 
$800 million
 
1.
 
Floyd Mayweather
 
Boxing
 
$915 million
 

Replies (8)

Login to reply
  • These kinda figures are incomprehensible. At that rate, they are just numbers. If I made this much in just a year, I'd be set for multiple years, while never having to hesitate on the spending front. Hell, if I had one year of Hammy's salary, I could live normally while also affording to personally buy my section's new lab system myself! I absolutely think celebs "should" earn more than most of us, but I feel this is ridiculous. Cut it in half, or even in a fourth, and they'd never notice.

    • + 0
    • Dec 27 2019 - 17:13
    • I actually feel ok with celebrities and athletes making stupid money. After all they individually carry brands, sports, and events. I have a much harder time with replaceable company executives making that kind of money.

      • + 0
      • Dec 27 2019 - 17:48
    • So do I, and to repeat: I don't mind celebs and athletes making stupid money. I mind it when it's stupid on this level. For reference, Hammy could run multiple F1 teams with these kinda bucks.

      • + 0
      • Dec 27 2019 - 18:51
    • Let me remind you folks: our opinions mean nothing in a free market economy.

      • + 0
      • Dec 27 2019 - 20:25
    • I'm pretty sure most of us know that. Still, I can voice it, and do so in a squeaky, annoying way. Won't make it worth more or less, but at least it can be mildly amusing.

      • + 0
      • Dec 27 2019 - 21:27
    • Besides, what is the internet if not a place to bitch about perceived inequities of life :-)

      • + 2
      • Dec 28 2019 - 03:58
    • Yep, bitchin about inequalities, but seriously, what good could be done with just a fraction of that money for the greater good? Probably a lot.

      • + 0
      • Dec 29 2019 - 03:25
  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Meanwhile in Vietnam...

    • + 0
    • Dec 27 2019 - 23:50

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,514
  • Podiums 192
  • Grand Prix 241
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar