Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi tops the list of highest-earning athletes in 2021, with $130 million

Posted in: 13/05/2022 – 15:46

The Argentine football star, Paris Saint-Germain player Lionel Messi, 34, topped the throne of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2021, according to the classification of the specialized American magazine “Forbes”, with an income of about 130 million dollars, ahead of the American professional basketball star LeBron. James and Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Argentinian footballer, Paris Saint-Germain player Lionel Messi (34 years) on the throne of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2021, according to the classification of the specialized American magazine “Forbes”, with an income of about 130 million dollars, ahead of NBA star LeBron James and Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Of his total income of 130 million dollars before taxes (similar to the years 2019 and 2020 when he was in the ranks of Barcelona, ​​​​there are 75 million dollars received by “Flea” from his contract with the Parisian club, and 55 million from his commercial activities, especially with companies “Adidas”, “” Budweiser and Pepsi.

occupies The Lakers star In the NBA “King” LeBron James (37 years), ranked second with a score of 121.2 million dollars, two-thirds of which (or about 80 million dollars) are profits outside the framework of sports from business and investments ranging from cinema to digital currencies.

He completed the Manchester United winger Ronaldo (37 years) triple contract presented with revenues of $ 115 million. The Portuguese striker has a balanced income, as there are 60 million from his sports contract and 55 from his other activities, especially sponsorship contracts with “Nike” and others.

Brazilian Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) is ranked fourth with $95 million, followed by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in the NBA with $82.8 million.

The Swiss tennis star Roger Federer He ranked seventh with $90.7 million, 90 million of which came from his commercial activities due to his many absences last year due to knee surgery.

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