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Top 10 Highest Paid Sportsperson in 2022 as per Forbes

Lionel Messi is the highest-paid athlete earning $130 Million in the year 2022. Last year, he stood second to Connor McGregor.

Lionel Messi was named the highest-paid sportsperson in over 2022. Forbes recently released its annual list of highest-paid Athletes in 2022. Argentina footballer was ranked ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. The most followed athlete Ronaldo, however, was ranked third. The Paris Saint Germain forward has earned $75 Million from On-field earnings. However, the other $55 Million are his off-field earnings. Forbes list evaluates for a period of 12 months ending on May 1, 2022. The on-field earnings include salaries, bonuses, and prize money. On the other hand, off-field earnings include licensing income, appearance fees, and sponsorship deals.

Lakers forward Lebron James stood second with $121.2 Million. this is the record earning for an NBA player in a year. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo ranked third, he earned $115 Million in the last year. The only other footballer on the list was Brazil’s Neymar who stood third at $95 Million.

The next two spots were occupied by Basketball players Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant with an income of $92.8 and $92.1 Million respectively. In addition, Roger Federer became the only Tennis player on the list, he earned a massive $90 Million from other sources, while only $0.7 Million of on-field earnings. Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez($90 Million) ranked 8th. While the last two spots went to American Football player Tom Brady ($83.9 Million) and Greek basketballer Giannis Antetokounmpo ($80.9 Million).

Top 10 Highest Paid Sportsperson in 2022

AthleteOn-field earningsOff-field earningsTotal earnings
Lionel Messi$75 Million$55 Million$130 Million
Lebron James$41.2 Million$80 Million$121.2 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo$60 Million$55 Million$115 Million
Neymar$70 Million$25 Million$95 Million
Stephen Curry$45.8 Million$47 Million$92.8 Million
Kevin Durant$42.1 Million$50 Million$92.1 Million
Roger Federer$0.7 Million$90 Million$90.7 Million
Canelo Alvarez$85 Million$5 Million$90 Million
Tom Brandy$31.9 Million$52 Million$83.9 Million
Giannis Antetokounmpo$39.9 Million$41 Million$80.9 Million
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