Paydays for the world’s top-earning athletes / sportsmen dropped for the first time in four years, as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on sports and cancelled or postponed many marquee events for the first time since World War II. says, Sports Astrologer Hirav Shah, India’s top Sports Strategist and the most influential adviser in the field of Sports.

On that note, here are the 10 highest paid sportsmen who can inspire you in 2021 as per Sports Astrologer cum Sports Strategist Hirav Shah.

1.Roger Federer

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Sports : Long tennis

Roger Federer ( born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 5 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Past Performances

A Wimbledon junior champion in 1998, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2003 at age 21. In 2004, he established himself as the best player in men’s tennis by winning three out of four major singles titles and the ATP Finals,[b] a feat he repeated in both 2006 and 2007. Over a stretch from 2005 to 2010, Federer made 18 out of 19 major singles finals. During this span, he won his fifth consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open. He completed the career Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open after three previous runner-ups to Nadal, his only main rival up until 2010.

Turning Point

The 1st turning point came at age 27, when he surpassed Pete Sampras’s then-record of 14 Grand Slam men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in 2009.
The 2nd turning point came when he won 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal. Federer has been No. 1 in the ATP rankings a record total of 310 weeks – including a record 237 consecutive weeks – and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times. Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles, the second-most all-time behind Jimmy Connors and including a record six ATP Finals.

Earnings

$106 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo 2018
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Sports : Football

Cristiano Ronaldo (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. He is often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Past Performances

A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut in 2003 at age 18, and has since earned over 160 caps, including appearing and scoring in ten major tournaments, becoming Portugal’s most capped player and his country’s all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 where he helped Portugal reach the final. He assumed full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament.

Turning Point

The turning point in his life came when he became one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country. Another turning point is when he became the second player to score 100 international goals, and the first European to achieve the feat.

Earnings

$105 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

3.Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi 2018
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Sports : Football

Lionel Andrés Messi ( born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is one of the most famous and influential athletes of the world.

Past Performances

After his senior debut in August 2005, Messi became the youngest Argentine to play and score in a FIFA World Cup during the 2006 edition, and reached the final of the 2007 Copa América, where he was named young player of the tournament. As the squad’s captain from August 2011, he led Argentina to three consecutive finals: the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which he won the Golden Ball, and the 2015 and 2016 Copas América. After announcing his international retirement in 2016, he reversed his decision and led his country to qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and a third-place finish at the 2019 Copa América.

Turning Point

Turning point came when Messi won a record six Ballon d’Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga , a La Liga and European league season, most hat-tricks in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and most assists in La Liga , a La Liga and European league season and the Copa América . He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.

USP: $104 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

4.Neymar

Neymar 2011
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Sports : Football

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior ( born 5 February 1992), known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world.

Past Performances

Neymar came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos’ first since 1963. Neymar was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and soon relocated to Europe to join Barcelona. As part of Barcelona’s attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez, he won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and finished third for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015 for his performances. He then attained a domestic double in the 2015–16 season.

Turning Point

Turning point came when Neymar ranked among the world’s most prominent sportsmen; SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world’s fourth-most famous athlete in 2016. In 2017, Neymar was included by Time in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.By 2018, France Football ranked Neymar the world’s third highest-paid footballer, and in 2019, Forbes ranked him the world’s third highest-paid athlete.

Earnings

$95.5 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

5. LeBron Raymone James Sr.

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Sports : Basketball

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Widely considered one of the greatest NBA players, James is frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. During his 17-year career, James holds the record for all-time playoffs points, is third in all-time points, and eighth in career assists. James has been selected to the All-NBA First Team a record thirteen times, made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has played in sixteen All-Star Games, in which he was selected All-Star MVP three times.

Past Performances

James won his first two NBA championships while playing for the Heat in 2012 and 2013; in both of these years, he also earned league MVP and Finals MVP. After his fourth season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract to re-sign with the Cavaliers. In 2016, he led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals by coming back from a 3–1 deficit, delivering the franchise’s first championship and ending Cleveland’s 52-year professional sports title drought. In 2018, James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers to sign with the Lakers, where he won the 2020 championship and was awarded his fourth Finals MVP.

Turning Point

The turning point came while Playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers, James became the only player in NBA history to have brought NBA championships to three franchises as Finals MVP. One more turning point was when he competed in ten NBA Finals, including eight consecutive with the Heat and Cavaliers from 2011 through 2018. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

Earnings

$88.2 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

6. Stephen Curry

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Sports : Basketball

Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many analysts and players have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history.He is credited with revolutionizing the game of basketball by inspiring teams to regularly utilize the three-point shot.

Past Performances

In 2014–15, Curry won his first MVP award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975. The following season, he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote and to lead the league in scoring while shooting above 50–40–90. That same year, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season en route to reaching the 2016 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, before being defeated by the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

Turning Point

A six-time NBA All-Star, Curry has been named the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice and won three NBA championships with the Warriors. This was the turning point in his life.

Earnings

$74.4 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

7. Kevin Durant

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Sports : Basketball

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.

Past Performances

Durant has earned All-NBA honors eight times (2009–2014, 2016–2018) and was voted Rookie of the Year in his debut season.[1] He has also won an MVP Award and finished second in the voting three times, a trend that he has expressed frustration over.

Durant is best known for his prodigious scoring ability. From 2010 to 2014, he won four scoring titles, becoming one of only two players to win four scoring titles in a five-year span.Early in his career, his playing style was isolation-driven, but he quickly developed into an excellent off-ball player who was capable of scoring from the outside as well.By 2013, he was shooting at a historically-great clip, which helped him become one of only seven members of the 50–40–90 club.This ability to impact the offense in a variety of ways helped Durant remain effective and improve an already elite offense upon joining the Warriors in 2016.

Turning Point

Turning point in his life came when Kevin won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. Also, due to this he became one of the most influential basketball players ever.

Earnings
$63.9million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

8.Tiger Woods

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Sports : Golf

Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men’s major championships and also holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers, and one of the most famous athletes of all time. He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

Past Performances

Following an outstanding junior, college, and amateur golf career, Woods turned professional in 1996 at the age of 20. By the end of April 1997, he had won three PGA Tour events in addition to his first major, the 1997 Masters, which he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking performance. He reached number one in the world rankings for the first time in June 1997, less than a year after turning pro. Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, Woods was the dominant force in golf. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf’s major championships.

Turning Point

The turning point came when he started holding numerous golf records. He has been the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks of any golfer in history. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record 11 times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times. Woods has the record of leading the money list in ten different seasons. He has won 15 professional major golf championships (trailing only Jack Nicklaus, who leads with 18) and 82 PGA Tour events (tied for first all time with Sam Snead).Woods leads all active golfers in career major wins and career PGA Tour wins. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the second golfer (after Nicklaus) to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships. He was also part of the American winning team for the 1999 Ryder Cup. In May 2019, Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the fourth golfer to receive the honor.

Earnings

$62.3million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

9. Kirk Daniel Cousins

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Sports : Football

Kirk Daniel Cousins (born August 19, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Michigan State from 2009 to 2011, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Past Performances

Originally drafted as a backup to fellow rookie Robert Griffin III, he occasionally appeared in games during his first three seasons with the team. In 2015, Cousins replaced an injured Griffin that preseason and remained the team’s starter until 2017. With the Redskins, Cousins set numerous franchise records and appeared in the 2017 Pro Bowl.
After two years of signing franchise tags and being unable to agree with the team on a long-term deal, he signed a fully guaranteed three-year US$84 million contract with the Vikings as a free agent in 2018. Cousins ranks second all-time in completion percentage with at least 1,500 pass attempts behind Drew Brees, and ranks top ten in all-time passer rating.

Turning Point

NFL records like most pass completions in a regular season or most 300-yard passing games in a season became turning points in his career.

Earnings

$60.5 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

10. Carson James Wentz

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Sports : Football

Carson James Wentz (born December 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player.

Past Performances

During his time at NDSU, the team won five NCAA FCS national championships. In his first year with the Eagles, Wentz accumulated multiple NFL and Eagles rookie records, including most pass attempts by a rookie quarterback and most pass completions by a rookie. In the 2017 season, Wentz helped the Eagles to an 11–2 record at the time he went down with an injury. He was 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33, as well as a media and fan favorite to win MVP but missed the last three games of the season due to a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee. Led by Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots 41–33, the first in franchise history, earning Wentz a championship ring.

Turning Point

Becoming the Super Bowl champion, winning Bert Bell Award (2017) and winning Pro Bowl – 2017, became major turning points in his career.

Earnings

$ 59.1 million, including Salary/winning + endorsements

Conclusion

All the above mentioned sportsmen/athletes are unstoppable with their huge earnings and records right !
Meanwhile, famed Astro Strategist Hirav Shah who has created a brand for himself in the field of Sports and in many other sectors, with his impeccable understanding of Astrology, emphasizes that,

In life when you have clarity on where you want to go and guidelines on the chances of reaching there, you can be UNSTOPPABLE and ASTRO-STRATEGY can help you overcome all hurdles to become UNSTOPPABLE.

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