list launched on Wednesday that had the Paris Saint-Germain ahead forward of the NBA’s LeBron James and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi earned $130 million (Sh 15billion), a determine which incorporates $55 million of endorsements, throughout the 12-month interval ended May 1, 2022, to sit down atop the list of the ten highest-paid athletes a 12 months after ending second to Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
Los Angeles Lakers ahead James was subsequent on the list after bringing dwelling a mixed $121 million, shattering the $96.5 million file for an NBA participant that he set final 12 months, whereas Portugal captain Ronaldo earned $115 million to sit down third.
Brazilian soccer participant Neymar ($95 million) and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry ($92.8 million) of the Golden State Warriors rounded out the highest 5.
NBA participant Kevin Durant ($92 million) was sixth whereas Swiss tennis nice Roger Federer, who performed 5 tournaments in 2021 earlier than a knee operation curtailed his season, was third with whole earnings of $90.7 million.
The last three spots on the list went to Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($90 million), seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady ($83.9 million) and reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.9 million).
Forbes stated its on-the-field earnings figures embody all prize cash, salaries and bonuses earned throughout the 12-month interval whereas off-field earnings are an estimate of sponsorship offers, look charges and licensing revenue.