Cristiano Ronaldo has topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for the fourth time, with estimated earnings of $260 million. 

Cristiano Ronaldo Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest Paid Athletes 


This is an all-time high for a soccer player. His on-field earnings were $200 million, while his off-field earnings were $60 million, thanks to sponsorship deals with brands that leverage his massive social media following.

Jon Rahm, a Spanish golfer, moved up to second place after joining LIV Golf, with estimated earnings of $218 million.

Lionel Messi, who switched to Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami, came in third with $135 million.

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out the top five, with earnings of $128.2 million and $111 million, respectively.


Kylian Mbappe, who announced his departure from Paris St Germain, dropped to sixth place with $110 million.

Neymar, who joined Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League, came in seventh with $108 million, despite missing most of the season due to injury.

Karim Benzema, who also moved to Saudi Arabia, was eighth with $106 million, followed by Stephen Curry with $102 million.

Lamar Jackson, the only NFL player on the list, rounded out the top 10 with $100.5 million.


Also read: Why Arteta Received Medal Ahead Of PL Finale


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