But Ronaldo, Messi and Bale way outearned him, sitting alongside Ibrahimovic, Falcao and Neymar in the top 20 of the world's highest-paid athletes.
Lewis Hamilton regained the championship lead after four months at the Singapore GP, but the title fight could eventually be decided by reliability.
Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to win the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday.
A UK court has denied two men the right to die as a French court acquits a doctor for lethal injections and another orders a comatose man kept alive.
Liberia suspects numerous infections and five deaths are from the Ebola virus spreading from neighbouring Guinea, with one suspected case in Canada.
The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.
At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police in Egypt.
The United Nations has voiced concern by North Korea's food deficit, which is currently at its lowest level ever.
In a change of plea, Ian Watkins of the Welsh band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a baby, along with other sex offences.
A French newspaper and banking chain were targeted in shootings in Paris, one of which has left a young man fighting for his life.