Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has topped Tuesday’s Forbes’ record of the ten highest-paid athletes in 2023, incomes an estimated $136 million from on and off-field earnings.
Forbes reported that Ronaldo’s wage and bonuses contributed $46 million to his earnings, whereas his endorsements, appearances, licensing earnings and different enterprise ventures introduced in a whopping $90 million.
The 38-year-old, who left Manchester United for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr in January, stays one of many greatest names within the soccer business.
He performed for Portugal within the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a event which Argentina gained.
Ronaldo has performed for a number of distinguished soccer golf equipment previously, together with Actual Madrid, Juventus, and Manchester United and has gained quite a few native and worldwide titles, together with 5 UEFA Champions League trophies.
He’s additionally a former UEFA EURO 2016 winner and at the moment holds a contract with Al-Nassr till 2025.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine celebrity Lionel Messi got here in second on the record with earnings of $130 million.
The 35-year-old Messi, who was a longtime ahead for Barcelona till his transfer to PSG in 2021, guided Argentina to victory within the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, their first World Cup win since 1986.
He has gained 4 UEFA Champions League titles and ten Spanish La Liga titles with Barcelona and a French Ligue 1 title in his first season with PSG.
In the meantime, Messi’s teammate at PSG, French ahead Kylian Mbappe, was third on the record with earnings of $120 million. The 24-year-old has gained French titles with PSG and Monaco, in addition to the 2018 World Cup with France.
Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball celebrity LeBron James and Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez rounded out the highest 5 on the record.
James, a four-time NBA champion, earned $119.5 million, whereas Canelo, who has gained 58 of his 62 fights, earned $110 million.
Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, who retired in 2022, was additionally included within the high 10 highest-paid athletes record with earnings of $95.1 million.
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, stays one of the vital standard and well-regarded tennis gamers of all time.
1- Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer) $136 million
2- Lionel Messi (soccer) $130 million
3- Kylian Mbappe (soccer) $120 million
4- LeBron James (basketball) $119.5 million
5- Saul Alvarez (boxing) $110 million
6- Dustin Johnson (golf) $107 million
7- Phil Mickelson (golf) $106 million
8- Stephen Curry (basketball) $100.4 million
9- Roger Federer (tennis) $95.1 million
10- Kevin Durant (basketball) $89.1 million