Who are the richest athletes in the world?

Written in SPORTS the 18/10/2022 · 06:24 hs

Slowly sport has also become a spectacle outside the playing area. The high amounts that athletes receive in each of their respective disciplines make me always talk about them. In addition to receiving millionaire figures for his worksponsorships play a very important role, because these are almost always in charge of leave them more income than they receive for doing their job.

Magazine Forbesspecializing in Finance in its ranking 2022; which is based from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022, revealed the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world; in this list, the Argentine star of the PSG, and which for many is considered the best in the history of footballLionel Messi remains the athlete with the highest income.

In the last 12 months from when the listing was made, the 10, made a profit of about 130 million dollars, to lead this select group. Also, although his change from Barcelona al PSG meant a reduction of substances from his salary, lowering 22 million dollars, your contract with partners, sponsors and a company linked to cryptocurrencies made Leo Messi unattainable for all athletes who are in this select group.

In the second position of this group remains the basketball player, star of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, who has earnings ranging from 121.2 million dollars. It is immediately found Cristiano Ronaldowho due to his multiple sponsors and his contract with the Manchester United receives earnings of 115 million.

In the fourth position appears another footballer froml PSGthe brazilian star Neymar Jr, who earns from 95 million. Finally, the Top 5 of this group is closed by the star of the NBA of the Goldens State Warriors, Steph Curry con 92.8 million.

In sixth position remains Kevin Durant of the Brooklyns Nets with 92.1 million dollars. From then on, athletes from other disciplines began to appear, such as former lieutenant Roger Federer, who until before his retirement from Tennis maintained earnings of 90.7 million; followed by the Mexican boxer Saúl “El Canelo” Álvarez, who has remained in this group constantly with his 90 million dollars.

Finally, the one who for many is considered the best quarterback of all time, Tom Brady remains the ninth highest-earning athlete in the world with a total of 83. 9 million, while the Greek of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo ends this group with gains of $80.9 million