Giannis, Davante Adams make list of World's Highest-Paid Athletes; Rodgers left off

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Forbes is out with it's annual list of World's Highest-Paid Athletes and a few players from Wisconsin have made the list.

The list combines salary and winning with endorsements.

The Top 5 is consumed by Boxing, MMA and soccer stars with Floyd Mayweather handily taking the top spot with $285 million in pay. Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were the only others above $100 million with MMA fighter Conor McGregor taking the fourth spot with $99 million and soccer star Neymar in rounding out the top five at $90 million.

Tennis star Roger Federer had the most endorsements bringing in $65 million. He takes the seventh spot just after LeBron James who had the second highest endorsements at $52 million.

The Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was number 30 with $35.5 million in pay from a $22.5 million salary and $13 million in endorsements.

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams made the list at number 77 with $24.5 million in pay, but the most famous current Packers player Aaron Rodgers did not make the list.

Plenty of other football players and star quaterbacks made the list with Matt Ryan as the highest at number 9 and Matt Stafford at number 10.

According to Forbes, 34-year-old Rodgers is making $11.6 million in salary with $7.5 million in endorsements.

To see the full list of Top 100 World's Highest-Paid Athletes, click here.

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