Top highest paid athletes and their worth

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The sports world controls part of financial power in and some athletes earn much more then we could imagine, here are top highest paid athletes in the world now.

We can not deny the fact that Sport people around the world are well paid, while some of the local professionals rake in good salaries it can not be compared to athletes in Europe, America and also in Asia.

1 Cristiano Ronaldo: $136 million

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After a disappointing season with Manchester United, the Portuguese made a move to the Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr were he earned more than players in Europe.

Ronaldo signed a deal worth an estimated $112.1 million. The estimate from Forbes blends both contracts together. As arguably the world’s most marketable athlete. He also takes home well over $100 million through deals with Nike, Herbalife and Clear shampoo, as well as investments in Tatel restaurants and ZujuGP.

2 Lionel Messi: $130 million

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Messi’s contract with french super club PSG is monstrous, pocketing him over $90 million a year, while his lifetime deal with Adidas and other endorsements with Budweiser, Pepsi and Socios keep the other paychecks rolling in.

3 Kylian Mbappe: $120 million

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A young and vibrant player who has won the World Cup with France is also on the list. Kylian Mbappé rose 32 places in a year in the top earners list thanks to a mammoth deal with his club Paris Saint Germain. Mbappé has the highest salary in the entire sport. With an impressive career already under his belt at such a young age, the only way is up for the young Frenchman.

LeBron James — $119.5 million

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King James still rules the NBA earnings list, mostly due to his off-court activities. James even became the first active athlete to be certified as a billionaire by Forbes. The primary driver of James’ off-court earnings is his production company Springhill—which helped bring the Space Jam sequel to life—which he sold a significant minority stake in last year. He also has endorsement deals with Nike and Crypto.com, and investments in Tonal and sports tech startup StatusPRO.

Canelo Alvarez — $110 million

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Canelo remains far and away the highest-paid active boxer in the world right now, thanks in large part to the 10-fight mega deal he signed with DAZN a few years back. In fact, per match, very few athletes in in the world makes as much as the Mexican Middleweight, and his income is supplemented through deals with Hennessy and his own promotions company, which runs fights across the USA and Mexico.

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