The sport that earns the most money in the world is football. The latest figures show that the sport generates around $25.3 billion in revenue each year. Football has a huge global following and the industry is driven by the lucrative television and sponsorship deals. Footballers are amongst the highest-paid athletes in the world, with the top earners making millions of dollars per year. The top football leagues in Europe and the rest of the world also attract a lot of attention and generate large revenues for the sport.