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

  • Published on 27 Dec 2019 16:15
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  • 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
 

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  • 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • Dec 29 2019 - 03:25
  • xoya

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    Meanwhile in Vietnam...

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    • Dec 27 2019 - 23:50

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