inside the playground, Leo Messi He had one of the worst seasons of his career.. Having problems adapting to French football by his fans and still injured after leaving Barcelona, ​​the Argentine could not find a place for himself in Paris. However, it is a bitter truth that is not conveyed to what happened in the checking account, where he managed to keep the ‘other’ crown in the sports world. With just nine goals so far this season, the current Ballon d’Or has found itself three years later, Once again at the top of the list of the ten highest paid athletes of 2022A ranking compiled by Forbes magazine and collected by El Periódico de España, which estimates its revenue for the past year at a gross of 124 million euros.

And Messi’s job was not easy, as he had to lower his salary to make the leap to Ligue 1, as the American publication admitted. According to Forbes’ estimate Leaving FC Barcelona has resulted in him losing around 21 million euros in the last 12 months.The player who reduced his salary from his club to 71.6 million Euros this season. Of course, the league change and the opening of new markets have allowed him to increase his salary supplement for advertising commitments, approximately equal to what he received last year. Alongside PSG, Neymar4th place with a turnover of 90.9 million euros of classification.

This Third on the list Cristiano RonaldoHe also benefited from trading Juventus from Turin to Manchester United with 110m euros. But the Portuguese saw how, thanks to Rosario’s deal with Hard Rock International, Messi has tied himself in revenue in off-the-field issues for the first time since 2013. Of course, CR7’s presence on social networks allows him to sign millionaire deals with companies like Nike or Herbalife, for example, with 440 million followers on Instagram. Between Cristiano and Messi, LeBron JamesSecond place with 115.7 million and broke the record for highest paid NBA player for Forbes magazine.

Until now, a player in the American basketball league has never exceeded the 92 million euros a year income limit. The size of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as a brand, for example throughout history There are only 10 athletes who have crossed the $100 million barrier. in one course (95.6 million euros). The former stars of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have exceeded this bar five times.

950 million

However, the 950 million euros earned in 2022 by the world’s ten highest paid athletes does not represent a historical figure. Compared to last year on the list Top 10 highest-paid superstars in sports earned 6% less as a groupand 2022 remains the third best year for this, after 961 million in 2021 and 962.3 million in 2018. However, it’s a figure closely linked to the weakening of boxing, and particularly to the decline in Conor’s income. McGregor alone earned 172.2 million last year. The Irishman, who disappeared from the top 10 of this number, will be included in the list of the 50 highest-paid people, which will be published soon.

best paid

1-Lionel Messi: $130 million (75 for his contract with his club and 55 for advertising).

2-LeBron James: $121.2 million (41.2 million from the Los Angeles Lakers and 80 off the court).

3-Cristiano Ronaldo: $115 million (60 million from Manchester United and 55 extra sports).

4-Neymar: 95 million (70 from PSG and 25 from commercial).

5-Stephen Curry: 92.8 million (45.8 and 47)

6-Kevin Durant: 92.1 million (42.1 and 50)

7-Roger Federer: 90.7 million (0.7 on track and 90 off track).

8-Saúl Canelo Álvarez: 90 million (85 in and 5 out of rings).

9-Tom Brady: 83.9 million (31.9 and 52).

10-Giannis Antetokounmpo: 80.9 million (39.9 on and 41 away).