List of highest-paid athletes in the world has Messi, Neymar, and CR7; check out

Forbes Magazine released updated numbers this Thursday 12 May 2022

Forbes magazine released this Thursday, 12, the annual list of the highest-paid athletes in the world. According to the numbers for the last 12 months, Lionel Messi takes first place in the ranking, while Cristiano Ronaldo occupies the third position. The only Brazilian on the list, Neymar is fourth.

This is the fifth time Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have crossed the $100 million barriers in annual earnings.

How much does Lionel Messi earn?

The Argentine leader in the ranking reaches a revenue of US$ 130 million (R$ 667.86 million), adding the values ​​of his salary at Paris Saint-Germain and also what he receives off the field, such as sponsorships from brands that include Adidas. , Budweiser and Pepsico. Despite this, according to the magazine, Messi’s salary has dropped by around US$ 22 million (R$ 113.02 million) compared to his last year with Barcelona, ​​but there has been a large increase in sponsorships in compensation.

How much does Lebron James make?

Second, in the ranking, Lebron James is the only athlete outside football who is among the four highest paid in the world. Last year, the player’s revenue was US$ 121.2 million. The fortune of one of the NBA’s biggest players in the last year was made up of $41.2 million in salaries and $80 million in advertising and business. The basketball player closed a sponsorship with in January and invested in dynastic company Tonal and sports technology startup StatusPRO. Furthermore, he debuted the movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy” last year.

How much does Cristiano Ronaldo earn?

The Portuguese star earned US$ 115 million in the last year and was third in the ranking. Cristiano, who returned to the Premier League this season, received $60 million in salary and another $55 million in sponsorship and advertising. The player has 690 million followers joining his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts and is sponsored by Nike, Herbalife, and Clear. The Portuguese are also an investor in Tatel restaurants.

How much does Neymar earn?

The great name of Brazil in world football, Neymar received US$ 95 million in 2022. It was US$ 70 million in salary and US$ 25 million off the field. With a season below the previous ones, with elimination from the Champions League and Coupe de France, the Brazilian should focus on the World Cup in Qatar to close the year in a positive way. Last year, Neymar was the subject of a Netflix docuseries, “Neymar – O Caos Perfeito” and continues with his valuable sponsorships with Puma and Red Bull. The player ventured into the NFT market and spent over $1 million on two Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs.

Complete list of highest-paid athletes

According to Forbes data, the 10 highest-paid athletes in the world together made a total of US$ 992 million, about more than R$ 5 billion in direct conversion, a decrease of 6% compared to 2021. The reduction is explained by McGregor’s $180 million last year after he pocketed around $150 million from the sale of his Irish whiskey brand. , Proper No. The total is the third-highest ever, behind only 2011 at $1.05 billion and 2018 at $1.06 billion.

To compile the list, the magazine considered the cash prizes, salaries, and bonuses between May 1, 2021, and May 1, 2022. Forbes counts the entire salary season.

1st Lionel Messi (PSG), 130 million dollars
2nd LeBron James (Lakers), $121.2 million

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James
3rd Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), 115 million dollars (R$ 589 million)
4th Neymar (PSG), 95 million dollars (R$ 486 million)
5th Stephen Curry (Golden State), $92.8 million

Basketball player Stephen Curry
6th Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), $92.1 million

Kevin Durant
7th Roger Federer, 90.7 million dollars (R$ 464.72 million)

Roger Federer
8th Canelo Alvarez (Boxing), 90 million dollars (R$ 461 million)
9th Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), $83.9 million
10th Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA), $80.9 million

Giannis Antetokounmpo
With information from Agência O Globo.

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