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