Mbappé also on the podium. In the top 10 there are athletes from four other sports: basketball, tennis, golf and boxing
Forbes has compiled the ranking of the highest paid sportsmen in 2023. In the lead is Cristiano Ronaldo thanks to the millionaire contract with his new team, Al-Nassr. Two other players (Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé) complete the podium. In the top 10 there are athletes from four other sports: basketball, tennis, golf and boxing. The ranking takes into consideration both the earnings for sports activities and those off the field between sponsorships and image rights.
The 38-year-old Portuguese champion’s earnings amount to 136 million, which allow him to precede his eternal rival Messi, who is ‘satisfied’ with 130 million and Mbappé, stuck at 120 million. Immediately below the ‘podium’ is NBA superstar LeBron James (119.5 million) who leaves behind boxer Canelo Alvarez (110 million) and golfers Dustin Johnson (107 million) and Phil Mickelson (106 million). To complete the top ten two other NBA basketball players Stephen Curry (100.4 million) and Kevin Durant (89.1) and among them slips the now ex tennis player Roger Federer (95.1 million).