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Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes and Their Communal Contributions


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These Top Ten Athletes are some of the world’s most paid “Ballers”, living the lavish lifestyle that we all aspire to reach one day. But what you may not know, is that these athletes are nowhere near selfish when it comes to spreading their wealth to those who are less fortunate. Here are the Top Highest Paid Athletes and some of their contributions to their communities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#1- #FloydMaywether: $285 Million: Started The Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation (TFMJF) to help the community of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mission: “To empower and encouraging community alliances, impacting youth leadership, and strengthening family foundations through community development, entrepreneurialism, and educational initiatives.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#2- #LionelMessi: $111 Million: La Fundación Leo Messi (Lionel Messi’s Foundation) Helped to build 20 classrooms for schools in Syria that helped over 1600 students. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#3- #CristianoRonaldo: $108 Million: In 2015, Ronaldo was named “Most Charitable Athlete”. He made a “generous donation” to the “Save the Children” foundation so that children in Syria could have food, clothing and medical care.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#4- #ConorMcGregor: $99 Million: McGregor donated €50,000 (About $59,000) to Ireland’s Homelessness Initiative. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#5- #Neymar: $90 Million: Neymar partnered with PayPal launch the “Competition for Good” to bring clean water to Brazil. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#6- #LeBronJames: $85.5 Million: “The King” has his own foundation the “LeBron James Family Foundation”. He has a long list of community contributions but one of his most admirable contributions was spending $41 Million to send students to the University of Akron for free. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#7- #RogerFederer: $77.2 Million: Federer’s Foundation the “Roger Federer Foundation” has helped nearly one million kids in Africa and Switzerland. He spent about 26 Million Euros (30.7 Million USD) on his initiative. His Mission: The Foundation’s aim isn’t only to provide help from the outside but to empower communities to become self-sufficient. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#8- #StephenCurry: $76.9 Million: Curry teamed up with Liberty University in their “Kick’n It” initiative to help donate 20,000 pairs of shoes to kids in the Congo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#9- #MattRyan: $67.3 Million: The Falcons Quarterback held a “Dinner for Two” event in Atlanta, GA to help benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in October of 2017. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#10- #MatthewStafford: $59.5 Million: The Lions’ Quarterback “adopted” two families of two Detroit Police offers (Officer Myron Jarret and Officer Ken Steil) as part of their 2016 holiday tradition.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As you can see there are a variety ways that these top “Ballers” have used their platforms and their coins to give back to their communities. And That’s Respect.

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Jen is a Writer and Content Curator for Baller Alert, who writes under the alias “MsJennyb.” In this role, Jen develops and contributes relevant special-themed content to attract readers. Before joining the Entertainment Industry via Baller Alert, Jen spent one year as a Freelance Writer and two years as a Human Resources assistant in a corporate office. Jen has a degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University with a concentration in Africana Studies. To contact Jen please email [email protected]

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