Forbes has released the list of highest-paid sports persons of the passing Year 2022.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and former Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo are two of only three footballers on the list.
The list of highest-paid 10 sports personalities by Forbes also includes Brazilian star Neymar.
According to Forbes’ list, Messi is the highest-earning sportsperson of the year., beating off competition from BasketBall legend LeBron James.
Messi has snatched the crown with his £108 million pool. He has lucrative deals with Adidas, Budweiser, PepsiCo, and Hard Rock International. Combined, he took home a sizable £45 million in off-field payments.
Ronaldo earned a whopping £96 million in 2022 with sponsorship deals with Nike, Herbalife, and Clear Shampoo.
The Portuguese also has a massive fanfare on Instagram (most-followed person) which has helped him earn £46 million, off-field.
LeBron James is on the list with £101 million. Neymar £79 million, Stephen Curry £77 million.
Others are Kevin Durant (£77 million), Roger Federer (£75 million), Canelo Alvarez (£75 million), Tom Brady (£70 million) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (£67 million