The list which takes into consideration salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, licensing and endorsement income showed that the 31-year-old Portuguese player collected $88 million in 2016, with a hefty $32 million coming in endorsements alone.
NBA Two-time MVP Steph Curry finished 69th on the list this year, but that is most likely to change very soon when he cashes in on all his success with the Golden State Warriors. Steph Curry signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Warriors in 2012.
When it comes to the Big Apple, the Giants’ Eli Manning ranked No. 13, two spots ahead of arch nemesis Tom Brady. The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony brought in $30.9 million, while aging Yankee pitcher C.C. Sabathia earned $24.4 million.