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C.Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe, Others: Highest Paid Athletes July 2023



Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a Guinness World Records title for the highest annual earnings for an athlete in 2023 following his move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on a huge new contract in January, nearly doubling his annual playing salary to an estimated $75 million.

For the first time since 2017 (and third time overall), Cristiano Ronaldo, topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

In the 12 months leading up to 1 May 2023 (the date by which most sports seasons are concluded), Ronaldo is estimated to have earned $136 million (£107.5 M).

Ronaldo takes the title from Messi, the highest-paid athlete of 2022 with an estimated $130 million (£103 M).

Ronaldo’s record-breaking income is comprised of $46 million (£35 M) in on-field earnings and $90 million (£68.5 M) in off-field earnings.

Here are the highest-paid athletes according to Forbes 2023 list;

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Footballer-Al Nassr) – $136m

2. Lionel Messi (Footballer-Inter Miami) – $130m

3. Kylian Mbappé (Footballer-PSG) – $120m

4. LeBron James (Basketballer-Los Angeles Lakers) – $119.5m

5. Canelo Álvarez (Boxer) – $110m

6. Dustin Johnson (Golfer) – $107m

7. Phil Mickelson (Golfer) – $106m

8. Stephen Curry (Basketballer-Golden State Warriors) – $100.4m

9. Roger Federer (Tennis Player) – $95.1m

10. Kevin Durant (Basketballer-Phoenix Suns) – $89.1m


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