Messi is the highest paid athlete of 2022 according to Forbes

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 Messi – the highest paid athlete of 2022 according to Forbes

Forbes has published a rating in which Argentina forward Lionel Messi is recognized as the highest paid athlete of 2022.

Lionel Messi became the highest paid athlete of the year. In 2022, he earned $130 million. For the second time, the forward took first place in this rating.

LeBron James, who took 2nd place, surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time.

Top 10 rating:

1. Lionel Messi (football) – $130 million (salary and prize money – $75 million, advertising – $55 million);
2. LeBron James (basketball) –121.2 million (41.2+80);
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) – 115 million (60+55);
4. Neymar (football) – 95 million (70+25);
5. Stephen Curry (basketball) – 92.8 million (45.8+47);
6. Kevin Durent (basketball) – 92.1 million (42.1+50);
7. Roger Federer (tennis) – 90.7 million (0.7+90);
8. Saul Alvarez (boxing) – 90 million (85+5);
9. Tom Brady (American football) – 83.9 million (31.9+52);
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball) –79.2 million (44.2+35).

Recall that Messi became the best player of the 2022 World Cup.

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