Hamilton and Alonso best paid F1 drivers – report
16 April 2014 – Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are the top paid F1 drivers, according to data compiled by ESPN Magazine and Sporting Intelligence.
Hamilton and Alonso allegedly earned $27.5 million over the last twelve months – excluding endorsements - while driving respectively for Mercedes and Ferrari. No other F1 drivers were featured in the top-25, which was topped by boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather took home $73.5 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo meanwhile was ranked #2 just ahead of fellow footballer Lionel Messi – $50.2 million versus $50.1 million. England footballer and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney came in 15th on $26 million, leaving Hamilton as the top paid British sports star.