THE Forbes released the ranking of the 10 highest paid athletes in the world in 2022. Lionel Messi, Lebron James and Cristiano Ronaldo make up the top 3.
This is the fifth time Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo surpass the US$ 100 million mark in annual earnings.
Neymar is the only Brazilian on the list, occupying the fourth position in the ranking.
Athletes’ earnings are composed not only of participation in the sports and teams they are part of, but also of advertising and even with NFTs and cryptocurrencieshighlights Forbes.
The list is mostly made up of football and basketball players, but there is also the appearance of tennis player and boxer.
See the complete ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world.
10th Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo is 27 years old, of Greek origin and is a professional basketball player in the NBA, a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.
According to Forbes, the player earns $39.9 million on the court and $41 million off the court.
9th Tom Brady
Tom Brady is 44 years old, is an American football player, currently playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
According to Forbes, on the field, the player earns US$ 31.9 million (R$ 158 million) and off the field, US$ 52 million (R$ 266 million).
8th Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez is 31 years old, was born in Mexico and is a boxer, in addition to having a partnership with Hennessy and a taco restaurant in Mexico
The athlete earns US$ 85 million from fights and US$ 5 million (R$ 25.6 million) outside the ring.
7th Roger Federer
Roger Federer is 40 years old, born in Switzerland and is a tennis player, being the highest paid athlete in tennis.
According to Forbes, the athlete earns US$ 0.7 million with tennis and US$ 90 million (R$ 461.14 million) off the court.
6th Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant is 33 years old, is an American and professional basketball player, in the NBA, currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
According to Forbes, the player earns US$ 42.1 million on the court and US$ 50 million off the court (R$ 256.19 million).
5th Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry is 34 years old, is American and is also a professional basketball player, in the NBA, playing for the Golden State Warriors.
On court, the player earns US$ 45.8 million (R$ 234.67 million) and off the court US$ 47 million (R$ 240.81 million.
Neymar is the only Brazilian on the list, at the age of 30, the football player accumulates millions with contracts to play and sponsorships. He currently plays for Paris Saint-German and the Brazilian national team.
According to Forbes, on the field the player earns US$ 70 million (R$ 358.66 million) and off the field US$ 25 million (R$ 128 million).
3rd Cristiano Ronaldo
Integrating the top 3, Cristiano Ronaldo is 37 years old, is Portuguese and a football player, although his income is also very much related to his presence in digital media. Currently, the athlete plays for Manchester United.
On the field, the athlete earns US$ 60 million (R$ 307.42 million) and off the field US$ 55 million (R$ 281.80 million).
2nd Lebron James
The second place went to Lebron James37, American and professional basketball player in the NBA.
On court, the athlete earns US$ 41.2 million (R$ 210 million) and off the court US$ 80 million (R$ 409.90 million).
1st Lionel Messi
Finally, first place is Lionel Messi34, born in Argentina and football player, currently playing for Paris Saint-German.
On the field, the player earns US$ 75 million (R$ 385.30 million and Off the field US$ 55 million (R$ 282.58 million).
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