Lionel Messi at the top. The Argentinian ace is at the top of Forbes ’2022 ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. The relationship was reported by the Global Business newspaper on Wednesday. According to the media, The Paris Saint-Germain player has earned $ 130 million in pre-tax revenue in the last 12 months.
His salary has dropped from around US $ 22 million (R $ 113.02 million) in association with Barcelona last year. This decline has been offset by an increase in support.
- Messi became a travel agent in Saudi Arabia and created controversy
- Messi has more balls on the pole than goal for PSG
Cristiano Ronaldo is third in the rankings this year, with US $ 115 million (R $ 590.8 million). The Portuguese ace returns to Manchester United this season. Messi and CR7 have exceeded the limit of US $ 100 million in annual revenue five times.
Brazilian Neymar holds fourth place on the list of Forbes, with $ 95 million (R $ 486 million). It is a $ 70 million salary from PSG and another $ 25 million in advertising. Newspapers talk about the opponent’s process of advocacy and its presence in the world of NFTs.
According to Forbes estimates, the top 10 highest paid athletes in the world have earned a total of $ 992 million in the last 12 months., the equivalent of more than R $ 5 billion. The minimum to appear in the top 10 of the 2022 list is to receive US $ 80 million annually.
The ranking includes all cash prizes, salaries and bonuses received by athletes on May 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022. In the case where people Athletes earn extra, Forbes counts all season salaries. Playoff bonuses included.
See the 2022 ratings:
1- Lionel Messi (PSG): $ 130 million
2- LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers, NBA): $ 121.2 million
3- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) $ 115 million
4- Neymar (PSG): US $ 95 million
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA): $ 92.8 million
Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets, NBA): $ 92.1 million
7- Roger Federer (Tennis): $ 90.7 million
8- Canelo Alvarez (Boxing): $ 90 million
9. Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL): $ 83.9 million
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks, NBA): $ 80.9 million
Messi named by Forbes magazine as world’s highest paid athlete in 2022 – Photos: Getty Images