As is the case every year, Forbes has prepared a ranking of the highest earners athletes. The period from May 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021 was taken into account. Journalists say that despite the pandemic, the wages of athletes have not decreased. On the contrary – gross profit is 16% higher than it was a year ago. In addition, in the past year, you had to earn at least $28.5 million to reach the world rankings. This year it was 34 million. In total, the top 50 brought in $2.8 billion. Billions of dollars come from advertising deals and other projects outside the sports arena.
Conor McGregor made the most of it. The left is poor.
The change occurred in the position of commander. In this reporting period, the athlete made the largest profit Fighting – Conor McGregor. outrun the Irish Cristiano Ronaldo I Leo Messi. McGregor made $180 million in profit. Messi He earned 130 million and Cristiano Ronaldo 120 million.
It was also included in the list Robert Lewandowski. With $34 million, he ranked 48th, tied with Andres Iniesta and Canelo Alvarez. The lion’s share of your profits Lewandowski Picked up from the field. He made $27 million this way – more than, say, Conor McGregor. Off the field, the pole earned “only” 7 million, while the leader of the ranking earned up to $ 158 million.
Forbes also provided some other statistics. Footballer Dak Prescott ($97.5 million) got the most money from the field. The list includes 15 new names, most of whom are football players. The highest-ranking woman was Naomi Osaka ($60 million). The list includes representatives of 16 nationalities and eight specialties. There was no place for any baseball or hockey player.
The best paid athletes in the world according to Forbes magazine:
- 1. Conor McGregor (MMA) $180 million
- 2. Leo Messi (football) 130 million
- 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) 120 million
- 4. Dak Prescott (American football) 107.5 million
- 5. LeBron James (basketball) 96.5 million
- 6. Neymar (football) 95 million 95
- 7. Roger Federer (tennis) 90 million
- 8. Lewis Hamilton (F1) 82 million
- 9. Tom Brady (American football) 76 million
- 10. Kevin Durant (basketball) 75 million
- 48. Robert Lewandowski 34 million
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