Forbes magazine revealed – on Thursday – its rankings of the highest-paid athletes in the world, including…

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Forbes magazine revealed – on Thursday – its classification of the highest-paid athletes in the world, including sponsorship contracts. Cristiano Ronaldo, the Saudi Al-Nasr striker, occupies first place, while Frenchman Kylian Mbappe came in sixth place.

Portuguese Ronaldo dominates the list of highest-paid athletes with $260 million, including $200 million from his football contract with Al-Nasr Club, according to the American magazine.

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm – who joined Live Golf with funding from the Public Investment Fund in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – came in second place with $218 million, while Lionel Messi, the star of the American team Inter Miami, ranked third with $135 million.

Mbappe – who announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the current season – strengthened his position in the top ten that he entered last year, becoming the sixth highest-paid athlete in the world.

The total revenue of the French international striker is estimated at $110 million, as his annual income associated with his football contract is estimated at $90 million, in addition to sponsorship contracts estimated at $20 million.

Mbappe is the highest-ranked French player, ahead of Saudi Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema in eighth place with $106 million.

Ranking of the top ten highest-paid athletes in 2024:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer): $260 million.
  2. Jon Rahm (golf): $218 million.
  3. Lionel Messi (soccer): $135 million.
  4. LeBron James (basketball): $128.2 million.
  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball): $111 million.
  6. Kylian Mbappe (soccer): $110 million.
  7. Neymar (soccer): $108 million.
  8. Karim Benzema (soccer): $106 million
  9. Stephen Curry (basketball): $102 million.
  10. Lamar Jackson (American Football): $100.5 million.