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The World's Most Paid Athletes 2022

Lionel Messi $130m


According to forbes’ annual rich list 2022, Lionel Messi has returned to the top of the world’s highest paid athletes list.The Argentine megastar has jumped former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor who has completely vanished from the rich list’s top 10.

The football legend has endured a tough first season at Paris Saint-Germain following his shock Barcelona exit but it hasn’t impacted his bank account.


Lebron James – US$121.2 M


Last year Lebron turned his fortunes around off the court, doubling his on-court earnings with a $80 M bag of cash. And while 2021 meant debuting as Hollywood’s leading man with the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, 2022 meant cashing in on that investment when he sold a minority stake in SpringHill Entertainment for around $725 million. He now has an estimated net worth of $850 Million


Christiano Ronaldo $115m


It was a challenging year for Cristiano Ronaldo, a top player for Manchester United. Whether the challenges were personal or on the field, he was put through an emotional ringer in each situation. The Portuguese celebrity has amassed the most followers on Instagram and is involved in various companies, including those his hotel chain, clothes, and others.

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