Even in the final stages of his career, LeBron James remains a real moneymaker. According to a survey published this Wednesday (11) by the sportthe Los Angeles Lakers star is first on the list of the 100 highest paid athletes in the world.
According to the portal, the basketball star earned around $127 million in the period from June 2021 to May 2022. Altogether, he earned $36.9 million in salary and an incredible $90 million from deals and partnerships. commercials.
This represents a jump of almost 25% in revenue for the “Rei” compared to the previous list. In the 2021 survey, the four-time MVP and NBA champion ranked fifth with $101.8 million.
LeBron James has surpassed none other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Paris Saint German star earned around US$ 122 million, while the Manchester United ace took US$ 115 million in the period.
Basketball continues to be the sport with the most representatives on the list of the 100 names. In all, 36 NBA athletes ensured their presence among the highest-paid athletes in the world. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and James Harden are the other three names in the league that appear in the top 10.
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