Monday , October 18 2021

Forbes: Lionel Messi, highest paid sportsman in 2019



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Argentina's football prodigy, Lionel Messi, is at the top of the list of the 100 highest paid athletes on the planet in 2019.

With estimated gains of US $ 127 million between June 2018 and June 2019, pulp is well ahead of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo (US $ 109 million) and Brazilian Neymar (US $ 105 million).

This $ 127 million profit is comprised of salaries and bonuses ($ 92 million) and partnerships and sponsorship contracts ($ 35 million), Forbes says.

According to the American magazine, the dominance of this podium by footballers is the first since the creation of this ranking in 1990.

The top 10 is completed by football players Russell Wilson ($ 89.5 million) and Aaron Rodgers ($ 89.3 million), basketball star LeBron James ($ 89 million) and two other NBA players Stephen Curry ($ 79.8 million) and Kevin Durant ($ 65.4 million).

The American tennis player Serena Williams is the only athlete in the ranking, in 63rd place, with US $ 29.2 million.

The bar that is among the top 100 best-paid athletes in the world is $ 25 million this year, up from $ 17.3 million five years ago.

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