The highest paid athletes since 1990: Roger Federer is in the top-20



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The highest paid athletes since 1990: Roger Federer is in the top-20

When it's about ranking, Roger Federer is an eternal guarantee. Forbes released the list of the 20 highest paid athletes since 1990, and the Swiss player is 15th with $600 million coming from prize money, sponsors and other earnings.

Roger is ahead of legends like Alex Rodriguez (baseball), Leo Messi (soccer), Jeff Gordon (Nascar), Oscar de La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao (boxing). Federer earned $98,830,825 in terms of prize money since 1998, when his tennis career on the professional tour started.

Here is the full list of the 20 highest paid athletes since 1990:

1. Michael Jordan (basketball) $1 billion and $770 million
2. Tiger Woods (golf) $1 billion and $650 million
3. Arnold Palmer (golf) $1 billion and $350 million
4.

Jack Nicklaus (golf) $1 billion and $150 million
5. Michael Schumacher (F1) $1 billion
6. Kobe Bryant (basketball) $770 million
7. Floyd Mayweather (boxing) $765 million
8. Phil Mickelson (golf) 760 millions
9. David Beckham (football) 730 millions
10.

Shaquille O' Neal (basketball) 700 millions
11. Mike Tyson (boxing) 685 millions
12. Greg Norman (golf) 680 millions
13. LeBron James (basketball) 640 millions
14. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) 620 millions
15. Roger Federer (tennis) 600 millions
16.

Alex Rodriguez (baseball) 600 millions
17. Lionel Messi (football) 520 millions
18. Jeff Gordon (Nascar) 515 millions
19. Oscar de La Hoya (Boxing) 510 millions
20. Manny Pacquiaio (Boxing) 490 millions ALSO READ: Roger Federer practice in Dubai with a young American star!