If you are a sports fan, you might wonder who are the famous athletes in the world. As sports are getting bigger in terms of audience and people tuning in to watch them, we see that there are a lot of revenue that comes with it. Some of the most famous athletes among them are:


Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous striker who plays for Portugal national team and Real Madrid. His social media platform has 121.7 million followers. He is the champions all-time leading goalscorer. He shares the record of Five Ballon d’Or trophies with Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo

LeBron James

LeBron James is one of the best NBA players. He is the small forward in Cleveland Cavaliers. His tweet about calling President Trump a bum got more than 650000 retweets which skyrocketed his social media following.


Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an FC Barcelona forward who has a social media following of 88.1 million. According to Google, Messi is the most searched football personality even though his social media following falls short to that of other football players



Neymar is a Brazil forward where he swapped Paris Saint-Germain of FC Barcelona in a $263 million dollar deal. He was also a key player for his country in the upcoming FIFA world cup tournament in Russia.


Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a 20-time grand slam tennis champion has undergone a career reboot after an injury that made him layoff for six months. He won two majors finished 2017 with the world second rank and also was involved giving considerable time to Africa Foundation.


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, an American Golfer whose career was jeopardised after his back injury came with a banging fit and healthy.


Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant swapped Oklahoma City Thunder and joined the Golden State Warriors. He also founded the Durant company, which invests in tech startups.


Rafael Nadal

A Spanish team player Rafael Nadal is enjoying a career renaissance as he was ranked number one at the ATP world ranking. Still, he continues to compete for the top spot with Roger Federer.


Steph Curry

Steph Curry is one of the most popular NBA players, and he is a Golden State Warriors point guard. He has social media followings of up to 19.4 million, which is constantly increasing. One of the key points that took place during this time was he refused to go the White House to celebrate the season’s championship.


Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson is an American golfer who won the Mexican Championship and made $50 million in endorsements alone this year. Although he is 49, this does not affect his successor the visibility in social media.