Lionel Messi ranks top of Forbes’ list of world’s top-paid athletes for 2019

Lionel Messi ranks top of Forbes’ list of world’s top-paid athletes for 2019

Lionel Messi has ranked top of Forbes’ list of the world’s top-paid athletes for 2019.

Messi earned $127million last year in salaries and endorsements, $18 million bigger than 2nd-place Cristiano Ronaldo, who acquired a total of $109m.

PSG forward Neymar was the 3rd-highest on the list, earning $105m this past year.

Lionel Messi’s income increase by $16m over the past 12 months.

Lionel Messi  ranks top of Forbes’ list of  world’s top-paid athletes for 2019
Lionel Messi ranks top of Forbes’ list of world’s top-paid athletes for 2019 [Forbes News]

The $111m he made in 2018 saw him finish second behind Floyd Mayweather ($285m). C. Ronaldo ($108m) placed third with Neymar ($90m) in fifth.

Conor McGregor ($99m) also finished fourth.

Boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was the top-earning non-football player on the 2019 list, with $94m overall.

U.S Tennis player Roger Federer was the 5th top -earner, at $93.4m. He’s No. 1 in terms of endorsements, with $86m.

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
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