Canelo Álvarez, among the 10 highest paid athletes in the world
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez occupies a place in the Top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world, surpassing the NFL superstar, Tom Bradybut below great players like Lionel Messi y LeBron James.
According to Forbes estimates, the 10 highest-paid athletes in the world collectively won $992 million in gross earnings before taxes for the last 12 months, the third highest total in history, where Canelo Álvarez occupies the eighth position with $90 million.
Canelo is the biggest attraction of the boxingBut beyond the ring, Álvarez has a lucrative partnership with Hennessy and owns a taco restaurant in Mexico.
Boxing is like that, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but always with your head held high. I stay with the great fight that we offered to the people.
We will fight again and we will win again. pic.twitter.com/pPJexLo9FC
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) May 8, 2022
With that accumulated gain, the boxer managed to overtake the quarterback Tom Bradypositioned in ninth place and with a total of 83.9 million dollars.
Although Brady already has his next lucrative job: a role in commentator at Fox Sportswhose deal will pay him more than he has earned on the field in 22 NFL seasons, to the tune of $375 million over ten years, according to the New York Post.
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Following Tom Brady, the list ends Giannis Antetokounmpowho accumulated profits amounting to 80.9 million dollars.
The basketball player is the only member of this year’s top ten who is still 20 years old and will soon be able to see his life story in the biopic Rise, which will be released in Disney+ in June.
Messi leads the Top with 130 million dollars
Lionel Messi lead the pack with $130 million in gross earnings before taxes, occupying by second time the list of the highest paid athletes.
In second place in the Top, is LeBron Jameswith an estimated $121.2 million, crushing the $96.5 million record for an NBA player that he set last year, also becoming the 10th athlete to top $100 million in a single year, a milestone that Messi and Ronaldo have reached five times each.
On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo he was ranked as the third highest paid athlete with 115 million dollars.
Much of the Portuguese player’s purchasing power comes from his presence in social media: It has 690 million followers on Instagram, Facebook (NASDAQ:) and Twitter, which allows it to demand high fees from sponsors like Nike (NYSE:), Herbalife y Clear shampoo.
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The list continues with Neymar
Neymar da Silva It occupies the fourth position on the list, with earnings amounting to 95 million dollars. Off the pitch, he has a valuable set of sponsorships, including Puma (ETR:) and Red Bull, and is the subject of a new Netflix (NASDAQ:) docuseries, Neymar: The Perfect Chaosin addition to being immersed in the world of NFT.
Fifth place is headed Stephen Currythe basketball player with earnings of 92.8 million dollars; Kevin Durant, also a basketball player, occupies the sixth position with 92.1 million dollars; while in the number seven place is the tennis player Roger Federerwith 90.7 million dollars.
In this way, the ten highest paid athletes in the world raised 992 million dollars in the last 12 months, which represents a 6% drop from 2021.
Off the field, the top ten athletes raked in an estimated $500 million from endorsements, appearances, memorabilia and licensing fees, as well as the cash returns from the businesses they operate and the equity stakes they sold. That’s almost equal to last year’s record of $512 million, according to Forbes.
The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2022, per @forbes:
1⃣ Leo Messi, $130M
2⃣ LeBron James, $121.2M
3⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo, $115M
4⃣ Neymar, $95M
5⃣ Steph Curry, $92.8M
6⃣ Kevin Durant, $92M
7⃣ Roger Federer, $90.7M
8⃣ C. Alvarez, $90M
9⃣ Tom Brady, $84M
G. Antetokounmpo, $ 81M pic.twitter.com/BdHBAarzV5
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) May 11, 2022
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