Messi beats Ronaldo to top Forbes rich list of 2019

Messi beats Ronaldo to top Forbes rich list of 2019

Lionel Messi has topped Forbes’ rundown of the world’s most generously compensated competitors as soccer players commanded the platform in 2019.

The Barcelona forward earned $127 million this previous year in a mix of his compensation and supports – $18 million more than second-place Cristiano Ronaldo, who took an aggregate of $109m.

Neymar was the third-most noteworthy on the rundown, having earned $105m this previous year. The Brazil universal took in $75m in pay, which was $10m more than Ronaldo, while Messi’s pay of $92m predominated both.

In any case, the Juventus forward made $44m in supports, which was higher than Messi’s $35m and Neymar’s $30m.

Messi saw his income increment by $16m in the course of recent months. The $111m he made in 2018 saw him completion second to Floyd Mayweather ($285m). Ronaldo ($108m) was third with Neymar ($90m) in fifth. Conor McGregor ($99m) had completed fourth.

Fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was the most astounding procuring non-footballer on the 2019 rundown, with $94m altogether – only $2m of which came through supports, which means he had a similar compensation as Messi.

Tennis player Roger Federer was the fifth most elevated worker, at $93.4m. He was No. 1 as far as supports, however, with $86m.

Football stars Russell Wilson ($89.5m) and Aaron Rodgers ($89.3m) were 6th and seventh, individually, on the rundown, as three NBA players came in straightaway.

LeBron James earned $89m altogether with Stephen Curry having made $79.8m and Kevin Durant $65.4m.

Top-10 highest-paid athletes of 2019

1. Lionel Messi, soccer: $127m

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer: $109m

3. Neymar, soccer: $105m

4. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, boxer: $94m

5. Roger Federer, tennis: $93.4m

6. Russell Wilson, football: $89.5m

7. Aaron Rodgers, football: $89.3m

8. LeBron James, basketball: $89m

9. Stephen Curry, basketball: $79.8m

10. Kevin Durant, basketball: $65.4m

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