No one above him. Lionel Messi is the top star in Forbes’ 2022 ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes. The traditional magazine released, last Wednesday (11), the list of competitors with the highest income of the season.
According to Forbes, the Argentine received $130 million in pre-tax gross earnings in the last 12 months.
In addition to Messi, another star of the Paris Saint-Germain also appeared in the ranking. the brazilian Neymar Jr. ranks fourth on the Forbes list with $95 million (R$ 486 million).
The Forbes estimate pointed out that the 10 highest paid athletes in the world earned in the last 12 months a total of US$ 992 million, more than R$ 5 billion. The ranking includes all cash prizes, salaries and bonuses earned by personalities between May 1, 2021 and May 1, 2022.
Check the ranking:
1 – Lionel Messi (PSG): $130 million
two – LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers, NBA): $121.2 million
3 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) $115 million
4 – Neymar Jr. (PSG): $95 million
5 – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA): $92.8 million
6 – Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets, NBA): $92.1 million
7 – Roger Federer (Sneakers): $90.7 million
8 – Canelo Alvarez (Boxing): $90 million
9 – Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL): $83.9 million
10 – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks, NBA): $80.9 million