Forbes ranks world highest paid athletes and Mayweather and Messi are leading

Forbes ranks world highest paid athletes and Mayweather and Messi are leading

Forbes has ranked the highest paid athletes in the world and former boxer Floyd Mayweather and football player Lionel Messi are leading.

These athletes make their money not just from sports but also from endorsements and TV contracts.

Below is a report by Forbes staff, Kurt Badenhausen:

Floyd Mayweather heads the world’s highest-paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years, thanks to a $275 million payday for his August boxing match against UFC star Conor McGregor. The two fighters defied naysayers who said the match would never take place and laughed all the way to the bank, with career-high paydays. McGregor’s take: an estimated $85 million, more than five times his previous biggest check.

Fans couldn’t resist tuning in to see if the brash McGregor could take away Mayweather’s beloved ‘0.’ The two fighters produced an entertaining 10-round battle, and viewers around the globe watched Mayweather improve to a record of 50-0 for his career. The 4.3 million pay-per-view buyers helped the fight generate more than $550 million in total revenue.

Mayweather generated another $10 million outside the ring from appearances, memorabilia and endorsements with Hublot and Tequila Avion to bring his total earnings for the year to $285 million. He joins Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods as the only athletes to earn $1 billion since turning pro (see How Floyd Mayweather Made $275 Million For One Night Of Work).

McGregor’s endorsement portfolio earned the Irishman $14 million by Forbes’ count from partners Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster Energy and Anheuser-Busch. His $99 million in total earnings ranks fourth among all athletes.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the world’s best-paid athlete the past two years, and the Real Madrid star edged Lionel Messi both years for FIFA’s Player of the Year award. But Messi tops his rival this year for earnings, after a contract extension with Barcelona that will keep him with the club through 2020-2021. Messi’s annual salary and bonus exceeded $80 million before taxes, making him the highest-paid player on the pitch this year. He ranks second overall with $111 million, including $27 million through endorsement deals with Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi and Huawei.

Ronaldo ranks among the three top-earning athletes for the sixth straight year. His $108 million haul over the past 12 months trails only Mayweather and Messi. The Portuguese forward is soccer’s most marketable player. His lifetime Nike contract is worth upwards of $1 billion. He has an array of other deals, including Herbalife, EA Sports and American Tourister, along with a growing line of CR7 branded products for shoes, underwear, fragrance, jeans, children’s clothing, hotels and soon-to-open restaurants in Brazil. He remains the most popular athlete in the world on social media, with 322 million followers combined on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Neymar is the third soccer star in the top five. He jumps 13 spots to fifth with an income of $90 million, including $19 million from endorsement partners. Last August, the Brazilian forward signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth $350 million (PSG was also on the for an another $250 million to Barcelona to release Neymar from his contract there).

GTBank debunks Innoson’s Supreme Court order claim

GTBank debunks Innoson?s Supreme Court order  claim

Read the press release by GTBank below…

The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“the Bank”) has been drawn to false. mischievous and malicious statementscirculating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers.

The Bank’s Customers and the General Public are hereby kindly urged to disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth. There was no directive or Order issued by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make any payment to any of its debtor Customers.

The Bank as a highly responsible corporate citizen will in accordance with its culture and tradition refrain from making comments about on-going litigation matters and will continue to fOCUS on using legal means to recover its bad debts. It must be emphasised that the Bank remains undeterred in its recovery drive against recalcitrant debtors.

We again reiterate that there is no iota of truth in the falsehood being peddled by desperate and mischievous elements and the General Public should disregard same in its entirety.

The Bank remains committed to providing best-in-class customer experience to all its valued Customers.

We thank you for your continued support and patronage.

Yours faithfully,

For: GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC

ERHI OBEBEDUO

Company Secretary

 

 

Five Nigerian songs Inspired by Shaku Shaku Vibe.

From the tail end of 2017 straightforward to 2018, Shaku-shaku vibe became a hot cake in the Nigerian music industry.
Not just because of the unique dance step that came with it, but also the huge acceptance the vibe got from the street.
At a point, many Nigerian artistes were struggling to make their own shaku-shaku song just to make wave from the trend. Obviously, it seems the street has had enough.
Here Are Top 5 Songs Inspired By Shaku-Shaku Vibe;
1. Idowest – Omo Shepeteri
This is one of the songs that popularized shaku-shaku vibe in Nigeria.
Omo Shepeteri” became a street anthem in 2017 with Dammykrane and Slimcaseassisting Idowest on the song.
2. DJ Enimoney – Diet
This song dropped at a time most Nigerians noticed the dopeness of shaku-shaku vibe.
DJ Enimoney who is the rightful owner of the song did a perfect job choosing Slimcase,Reminisce and Tiwa Savage to work with on the song.
No other set of artistes would have done it better. With Mavin First Lady, Tiwa Savage on the song, Diet came out as a perfect combination of porch and street shaku-shaku lyrics.
3. Reminisce – Problem
It is so obvious that the LRR boss was inspired by the trending shaku-shaku vibe on the song “Problem“.
From all his social media activities before the release of the song, Reminisce made it know that Nigeria’s music Industry trend has change “Tempo” again from slow “Pon Pon” beat to uptempo shaku-shaku sound.
“Pon Pon le n se tele but tempo change Eti ni problem”
Well, it is still not clear, who has problem between ‘Pon Pon’ artistes and ‘Shaku Shaku’ artistes.
4. Olamide – Science Student
Science Student” was first 2018 song and first 2018 hit for Olamide. The song almost swept other buzzing shaku-shaku songs off their feet to the extent that the YBNL boss began to seem like the real pioneer of Shaku-shaku sound.
In the real sense, the song was inspired by the Shaku-shaku songs by fast-rising singers which were already making the wave. As a matter of fact, Olamide was the first celebrity artiste to do a shaku-shaku inspired song.
5. Mr Real – Legbegbe
As inspired by the Kleptomania story of  Seun Egbegbe, Mr. Real released “Legbegbe” towards mid-2017 with a shaku-shaku beat.
The iPhone theft case of Seun Egbegbe gave the song more attention and buzz.
Above listed songs are our top 5 shaku-shaku inspired songs.
Do You Think There Is A Shaku-Shaku Song Not Included In this List?
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[A Must Read] Guys, Here Is A Simple Way To Deal With Girls That Demand For Money Too Much.

Hello Guys,
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If you gave any Lady in your life and all she knows how to do best is to task/ask you for Money every now and then, hurray! This post is for you.
Your days of worries are over as we have discovered the perfect solution to end this now 😋
THE IDEA
Now, here is the whole idea. Giver her your ATM Card and instead of giving her the Pin, you will have to write down a Mathematics Equation then ask her to solve it and the 4 digit answer will be the ATM pin.
We need to start making this Ladies sweat for the Money also 😂😂
Final Say:- 99.9% of the Ladies out there today won’t be able to solve the equation in 50 years to come and by so doing they can’t withdraw from your ATM.