Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday.
The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3 million in the last 12 months, including $100 million via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million) and American basketball player LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five.
“The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes.
“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great.”
Japan’s Naomi Osaka ($37.4 million), who was ranked 29th on the list, surpassed fellow tennis player Serena Williams ($36 million) as the world’s highest-earning female athlete.
Osaka and Williams were the only women on the list.
Basketball players led all sports with 35 players among the top 100. American football occupied 31 spots, none higher than six-times Super Bowl champion Tom Brady ($45 million) who was ranked 25th.
Football was the next most-represented sport with 14 players, followed by tennis (six), boxing and mixed martial arts (five), golf (four), motor racing (three), and baseball and cricket with one each.
Reason Why Hushpuppi Allegedly Hired Former Lawyer Of Micheal Jackson To Represent Him In Court Revealed
It’s has been established that Instagram celebrity Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka Raymond Hushpuppi has hired the services of a former lawyer of Micheal Jackson, Mark Geragos to lead his legal team as he fights his way out of a possible 20-year jail term that awaits him.
Although Hushpuppi himself has not confirmed this, his inner circles brought this piece of the news to the limelight. Apparently, popular producer and singer, Samklef confirmed the news on Instagram.
He said: “Mark Geragos is Hushpuppi lawyer. Former Micheal Jackson lawyer This movie go sweet pass Netflix… he might not even spend all his time.. he will work with the government. And regain his freedom. Will be giving u guys update. #samklefblogginaire.”
So why did Hushpuppi fal on Mark’s help. The answer is obviously not far fetched. Mark is one of the best legal brains in America. Over five decades, Geragos has been at the center of some of the country’s most sensational cases, representing the likes of Winona Ryder, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Colin Kaepernick and Scott Peterson.
Hushpuppi is in good hands.
Imam Of Peace Drags President Buhari On Twitter, Says He Is “Hushpuppi Senior”
Popular Iranian-born UK based Islamic cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi a.k.a Imam of Peace has branded sitting Nigerian president, Buhari a thief in a tweet made on twitter.
According to the leader, there is no difference between the embattled Instagram big boy, Ramon Abass, a.k.a Hushpuppi and President Buhari as both play the same role but reside in different countries. He said this through a tweet he made on twitter where he shared photos of the duo with the caption “Hushpuppi Senior and Hushpuppi Junior”.
According to social media users, the Imam’s tweet is related to bad governance under the Buhari led administration which has seen many businesses fall and lives lost.
See the tweet below.
Hushpuppi Allegedly Hires Ex-Lawyer Of Late Afro Pop Micheal Jackson As Head Of His Legal Team
Reports coming in suggest that the Nigerian-Dubai based big boy Hushpuppi has hired the lawyer of late Afro-Pop artist Micheal Jackson, Mark Geragos to be the head of his legal team.
A Nigerian artist identified as Sam Klef confirmed the news on Instagram saying Abbas Ramos has consulted Mark Geragos, who was the personal lawyer for late Micheal Jackson.
In his words he said; “Mark Geragos is Hushpuppi lawyer.Former Micheal Jackson lawyer This movie go sweet pass Netflix… he might not even spend all his time.. he will work with the government. And regain his freedom. Will be giving u guys update. #samklefblogginaire.”.
It seems Hushpuppi is trying every means to escape jail sentence although he has been charged and extradited to the United States. News also broke in that, Hushpuppi is seriously wanted by the Russians for an alleged scam of $65M.
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