Here’s the Forbes highest paid athletes 2022 list

Lionel Messi has been named as the Forbes highest paid athletes in 2022

Forbes has officially revealed the highest paid athletes list for the year 2022.

Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina’s star Lionel Messi has been named as the highest paid athlete. The seven times Ballon d’Or winner earned a grand total of $130 million USD.

Out of the total $130 million, he earned $75 million from his contract with PSG and the rest of $55 million came from endorsements.

LeBron James is second on the list just behind Leo Messi with a total earnings of $121.2 million, $41.2 million on-field and $80 million off-field.

Portugal and Manchester United‘s star Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the world’s third highest paid athletes with a total earnings of $115 million, $60 million on-field and $55 million off-field.

Brazil and PSG superstar Neymar Jr. with $95 million and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry with $92.8 million were ranked as the Forbes fourth and fifth highest paid athletes in 2022 respectively.

Another NBA player Kevin Durant raked in $95 million over the last 12 months to take the sixth spot on the list. Roger Federer’s total earnings of $90.7 million made him the seventh highest paid athlete of 2022.

The last three spots on the list  went to Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($90 million), Tom Brady ($83.9 million) and Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.9 million).

Forbes 2022 highest paid athletes list:

1Lionel Messi $130 MILLION
2LeBron James $121.2 MILLION
3Cristiano Ronaldo $115 MILLION
4Neymar Jr. $95 MILLION
5Stephen Curry$92.8 MILLION
6Kevin Durant$92.1 MILLION
7Roger Federer$90.7 MILLION
8Canelo Alvarez$90 MILLION
9Tom Brady $83.9 MILLION
10Giannis Antetokounmpo$80.9 MILLION

 

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