Lionel Messi is not only the king of football: he is the king of sport. It has more income than any other ($ 127 million in the last year, adding salary, prizes and sponsorship payments). In the list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in Forbes, football in turn is the king sport: the first three athletes are footballers: Messi is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo (US $ 109 million) and Neymar (US $ 105 million).
And in the top 5 there are three Latin Americans: Neymar and ‘Canelo’ Álvarez (US $ 94 million) join. The Mexican boxer, with important recent victories, got to the top of the list. After ‘Canelo’, the next Latin American on the list is the Chilean Alexis Sánchez (53rd place). In the top 100 are also Venezuelan baseball players Miguel Cabrera and Félix Hernández, Brazilian soccer player Oscar, Cuban baseball player Yoenis Céspedes, Dominican baseball player Albert Pujols and Dominican basketball player Al Horford.
Manny Machado, of Dominican origin but born in Florida, is American and is ranked 38. Machado, however, played with the selection of Dominican Republic.
The fifth is the Swiss tennis player Roger Federer (US $ 86 million), whose income from advertising businesses far exceeds that of the others on the list (he is the first in that area; he earns 51 million dollars more than Messi in sponsorships).
There are three Spaniards: tennis player Rafael Nadal, soccer player Andrés Iniesta and basketball player Marc Gasol.
And of the 100, there is only one woman: American tennis player Serena Williams.
Although there are athletes of 25 nationalities and 10 different disciplines, only 38 foreigners reach the top 100; The majority on the list are Americans, largely NFL and NBA players.
Here is an overview of last year article “”Most paid athletes in 2018″”
American boxer Floyd Mayweather regained the title of the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
Cristiano Ronaldo – who led the list in the last two years – fell to third place, while Lionel Messi surpassed him by occupying the second position.
This year there are no women on the list after tennis player Serena Williams came out of it.
The total earnings of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world reached $ 3.8 billion, 23% more than last year.
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Floyd Mayweather – Boxing (285) Lionel Messi – football (111) Cristiano Ronaldo – football (108) Conor McGregor – mixed martial arts (99) Neymar – football (90) LeBron James – Basketball (85.5) Roger Federer – tennis (77,2) Stephen Curry – Basketball (76.9) Matt Ryan – American Football (67.3) Matthew Stafford – American football (59.5)
Cristiano Ronaldo fell to third place. “”The biggest night of boxing in 2017 made Mayweather and McGregor earn about $ 400 million between the two),”” said Kurt Badenhausen, chief editor of Forbes.
Who will be the candidates for the Golden Ball when Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi no longer count?
“”But the basketball players dominated the list of 100 due to the increase in the salary cap of NBA players for a US $ 24,000 million television contract.””
The only three athletes who have been on the list in the last 18 years are Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tiger Woods (which this year ranks 16th).