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Cristiano Ronaldo became highest paid athlete in the worldor after his transfer to the Saudi club Al Nasr thus doubled his annual salary, while Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappefrom Paris Saint-Germain, close the top three according to Forbes.

CR7, who joined the Saudi club with contract until 2025 after leaving Manchester United last year, earned $136 millionAnd Forbes claims that his annual salary as a player has increased to about 75 million dollars.

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According to the media, Ronaldo’s contract exceeds 200 million euros (219.98 million dollars).

Bye, messi The PSG striker is next on the list. $130 millionand his teammate and captain of the French national team mbappeyoungest on the list at age 24, wins 120 million and ranked third.

PSG belongs Qatari sports investment.

LeBron James (119.5 million), player Los Angeles Lakers and NBA star and Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (110 million) round out the top five.

Also appeared last year LIV Golf, an independent scheme that has attracted some top pga tour players An American with huge sums of money and two of his golfers are in the top 10.

Former world number one Dustin Johnson (sixth with $107 million) became the highest paid player after a controversial move to LIV Golf, failing to even make it into the top 50 in 2022; He was also accompanied by an LIV golfer. Phil Mickelson (seventh with $106 million).

Four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry ($100.4 million) and Phoenix Suns player Kevin Duran ($89.1 million) are the other two basketball players on the list.

tennis player Roger Federer ($95.1 million) is retired only in the top 10.

Forbes explains that his on-field earnings include all prize money, salaries and bonuses received in the last 12 months, while outside data is an estimate of endorsement deals, speaking fees, license revenues, and business revenues.

(According to information from Reuters)

Source: Aristegui Noticias