Jamaica’s track superstar Usain Bolt made a whopping Ja$2.5 billion dollars last year or the equivalent of USD$21 million.
The 29-year-old reigning Olympic and World Championship sprint triple champion got most of his earnings through on-track appearances and endorsement deals.
However, on the Forbes highest paid athletes he has fell from position number 45 to 73.
The highest earners are not surprising Americans with Floyd Mayweather topping the list with USD$300 million – remember that big pay package for his fight with Manny Pacquio who incidentally is in the number two spot behind Mayweather with $160 million.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is third with $79.6 million, followed by FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi $73.8 million and tennis star Roger Federer who earned $67 million dollars.
The top ten biggest earners in sports for 2015 is completed by Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James $64.8 million, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant $54.1 million, golfers Phil Mickelson $50.8 million and Tiger Woods $50.6 million.
LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who made $49.5 million, closes out the top 10 places.
Tennis players Maria Sharapova, at 26 with $29.7 million and Serena Williams at 47 with $26.4 million, are the top female earners for 2015.