Might 11 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi was the world’s maximum-paid athlete above the very last year, according to the annual Forbes list produced on Wednesday that had the Paris Saint-Germain ahead in advance of the NBA’s LeBron James and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi attained $130 million, a figure which contains $55 million of endorsements, all through the 12-thirty day period interval ended Could 1, 2022, to sit atop the listing of the 10 maximum-paid athletes a year after finishing next to Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
Los Angeles Lakers forward James was subsequent on the record following bringing residence a merged $121 million, shattering the $96.5 million record for an NBA participant that he established previous yr, whilst Portugal captain Ronaldo acquired $115 million to sit third.
Brazilian soccer player Neymar ($95 million) and a few-time NBA winner Stephen Curry ($92.8 million) of the Golden Point out Warriors rounded out the best 5.
NBA participant Kevin Durant ($92 million) was sixth when Swiss tennis good Roger Federer, who performed 5 tournaments in 2021 ahead of a knee operation curtailed his year, was 3rd with whole earnings of $90.7 million.
The remaining 3 places on the record went to Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($90 million), 7-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady ($83.9 million) and reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Participant Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.9 million).
Forbes stated its on-the-field earnings figures include things like all prize cash, salaries and bonuses earned during the 12-thirty day period interval even though off-area earnings are an estimate of sponsorship promotions, appearance expenses and licensing money.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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