Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2017, and some of the amounts listed are staggering.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo came in at No. 1 for the second straight year, thanks to his hefty salary and endorsements. His earnings increased by $5 million in 2017, bringing his total annual earnings to $93 million.
The list unsurprisingly had striking similarities to ESPN’s ranking of the year’s most famous athletes, including an identical top 3 of Ronaldo, LeBron James and Lionel Messi.
Venus Williams is surrounded by women. She is one of five sisters, one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and has launched her own women’s fashion line. She’s surely no stranger to strong, resilient ladies — herself included.
And that’s one thing she wants to make clear: strength has no gender.
“I firmly believe in that,” Williams told AOL.com. “Strength is strength, resilience is resilience.”
This Women’s History Month, Williams is partnering with Brawny to empower women from all walks of life, all around the world. The iconic Brawny Man is stepping aside throughout March to instead celebrate strong women everywhere.
To former tennis pro Andy Roddick’s 16-month-old son, everything is “Bob.”
Couches, horses, anything that’s not Mama or Dada — it’s “Bob.”
The adorable habit comes from one of Roddick’s two dogs, a four-year-old English bulldog named Bob Costas (yes, like that Bob Costas). The family also has a female bulldog named Billie Jean (yes, like that Billie Jean), who is nine.
“He loves them,” the 2003 US Open winner said of his son and the dogs. “[He] goes and lays on the dogs and it’s just like he knows they’re a part of everyday life, too.”
Roddick, a lifelong dog owner and lover, speaks highly of his bulldogs — but when it came time to pick his Purina Pro Plan bracket for the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the breed did not fare very well.
“I’ve seen my dogs too much to know they’re not gonna win,” he joked.