Messi has given his closest rival, Ronaldo a ‘knockout’ as far the richest or better still the highest earning athletes in the world is concerned.
The calculations by the world renowned financial magazine puts Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather on top of the list nd we guess this wouldn’t surprise anyone.
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See below for full list.
1 Floyd Mayweather – boxing ($285m)
2 Lionel Messi – football ($111m)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo – football ($108m)
4 Conor McGregor – mixed martial arts ($99m)
5 Neymar – football ($90m)
6 LeBron James – basketball ($85,5m)
7 Roger Federer – tennis ($77.2m)
8 Stephen Curry – basketball ($76.9m)
9 Matt Ryan – American football ($67.3m)
10 Matthew Stafford – American football ($59.5m)