KRIMY Messi Highest Paid Athlete of 2022

Lionel Messi is the Highest Paid Athlete of 2022, Reveals Forbes

On top. Lionel Messi leads the list as the highest paid athlete of 2022, which Forbes presents every year, and which, last edition, had the Argentine in second place.

Lio won the 2021 Ballon d’Or and is finishing his first season at PSG, after spending his entire career at FC Barcelona. LM30 earned a total of $130 million USD, of which $75 million was earned on the field and the other $55 million from various business deals, including one with adidas for $20 million USD.

Among other agreements that put Messi as the highest paid athlete of 2022, is his association with PepsiCo, in addition to his new contract as the first athlete ambassador of Hard Rock International.

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The Forbes list is completed by LeBron James ($121.2 million USD), Cristiano Ronaldo ($115 million USD), Neymar ($95 million USD) and Stephen Curry (92.8 million USD), who keeps fighting in the NBA playoffs with the Golden State Warriors.

In the rest of the Top 10 are Kevin Durant, Roger Federer, Canelo Álvarez, Tom Brady and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In total, these 10 athletes added a total of $992 million USD in the last 12 months, a figure below that of 2021 but, even so, it is within the three highest in history.

The fact that Messi became the highest paid athlete of 2022 is not the only novelty, there were also exits from the Top 10, as was the case of the boxer Conor McGregor, who just led the list in 2021.

If you want to know all the details of the list, you can access the Forbes site.


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