According to the business magazine Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest-earning athlete. The Portuguese, who works in Saudi Arabia, has an annual income of 136 million dollars.
Ronaldo tops the list ahead of last year’s Croesus Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé. The two players from Paris Saint-Germain complete the pure “football podium” with 130 and 120 million dollars respectively.
Despite his retirement, Roger Federer still ranks in the top ten. The Basel bidder is from Forbes ranked #9 with $95.1 million.
The income determined includes salaries, prize money and appearance fees as well as sponsorship income and license fees.
The Top 10
- Cristiano Ronaldo 136 Mio. Dollar ⚽️
- Lionel Messi 130 Mio. $ ⚽️
- Kylian Mbappé 120 Mio. $ ⚽️
- LeBron James 119.5 Mio. $ 🏀
- Canelo Álvarez 110 Mio. $ 🥊
- Dustin Johnson 107 Mio. $ 🏌️♂️
- Phil Mickelson 106 Mio. $ 🏌️♂️
- Steph Curry 100.4Mio. $ 🏀
- Roger Federer 95.1Mio. $ 🎾
- Kevin Durant 89.1 Mio. $ 🏀
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