Lionel Messi was named the highest-paid sportsperson in over 2022. Forbes recently released its annual list of highest-paid Athletes in 2022. Argentina footballer was ranked ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. The most followed athlete Ronaldo, however, was ranked third. The Paris Saint Germain forward has earned $75 Million from On-field earnings. However, the other $55 Million are his off-field earnings.
Forbes list evaluates for a period of 12 months ending on May 1, 2022. The on-field earnings include salaries, bonuses, and prize money. On the other hand, off-field earnings include licensing income, appearance fees, and sponsorship deals.
Lakers forward Lebron James stood second with $121.2 Million. this is the record earning for an NBA player in a year. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo ranked third, he earned $115 Million in the last year. The only other footballer on the list was Brazil’s Neymar who stood third at $95 Million.
The next two spots were occupied by Basketball players Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant with an income of $92.8 and $92.1 Million respectively. In addition, Roger Federer became the only Tennis player on the list, he earned a massive $90 Million from other sources, while only $0.7 Million of on-field earnings. Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez($90 Million) ranked 8th. While the last two spots went to American Football player Tom Brady ($83.9 Million) and Greek basketballer Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.9 Million).
Top 10 Highest Paid Sportsperson in 2022
|Athlete||On-field earnings||Off-field earnings||Total earnings|
|Lionel Messi||$75 Million||$55 Million||$130 Million|
|Lebron James||$41.2 Million||$80 Million||$121.2 Million|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||$60 Million||$55 Million||$115 Million|
|Neymar||$70 Million||$25 Million||$95 Million|
|Stephen Curry||$45.8 Million||$47 Million||$92.8 Million|
|Kevin Durant||$42.1 Million||$50 Million||$92.1 Million|
|Roger Federer||$0.7 Million||$90 Million||$90.7 Million|
|Canelo Alvarez||$85 Million||$5 Million||$90 Million|
|Tom Brandy||$31.9 Million||$52 Million||$83.9 Million|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||$39.9 Million||$41 Million||$80.9 Million|
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