The famous “Forbes” website revealed a list of the 10 highest-paid athletes in the world, during the new year 2022, which includes monthly salaries, prize money, as well as profits from social networking sites and commercials.
Argentinian Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain striker, topped the throne of the highest paid athlete in 2022, with a total income of $130 million this year.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, LeBron James, ranked second, with a total wage of 126 million euros, to succeed in moving from fifth place last year, to second place this year.
LeBron James far outperformed Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who ranked third, with a total salary this year of $115 million.
Brazilian Neymar, Messi’s teammate in Paris Saint-Germain, came fourth, with a value of 103 million dollars, ahead of Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez, who ranked fifth, with 89 million dollars, and Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry, who ranked sixth, with a total wage of 86.2 million. dollar.
The top 10 athletes from six different countries are Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States of America, and five sports are football, basketball, tennis, golf and boxing.
Ranking of the top 10 highest paid athletes in the world
And the stars of the American Basketball League dominated the list, as 4 stars from the entire list practice the sport of giants, especially in the NBA, one of the most expensive sports tournaments in the world.
As for individual sports, Swiss Roger Federer maintained his place in the list that witnessed the return of golf legend Tiger Woods, while the coffers of Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez were filled with the place of Irish freestyle martial artist Conor McGregor.
- Argentine Lionel Messi (football) – 130 million dollars.
- American LeBron James (basketball) – 126 million dollars.
- Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (football) – 115 million dollars.
- Brazilian Neymar Da Silva (football) – $103 million.
- Mexican Canelo Alvarez (boxing) – $89 million.
- American Stephen Curry (basketball) – $86.2 million.
- American Kevin Durant (basketball) – $85.9 million.
- Swiss Roger Federer (tennis) – $85.7 million.
- American James Harden (basketball) – $76 million.
- American Tiger Woods (golf) – $73.5 million.
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