Semi Radradra is currently one of the highest paid rugby union players on US$600,000 a year. With US$130Million gross earnings over the last 12 months, Lionel Messi claims top spot in Forbes annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo lands at No. 3 this year with US$115M. Sandwiched between them is the LA Lakers LeBron James with US$121.2M.