Lionel Messi named Forbes highest-paid athlete 2022

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According to Forbes, football star Lionel Messi topped the list with a net worth of $130 million (Rs 1007 crore).

  • Messi earned $75 million from sports and $55 million from sponsorship deals, out of a total of $130 million (Rs 1394 crore).

  • Basketball player, LeBron James is at the second position with USD 121.2 million, while Cristiano Ronaldo is at the third position in the list with USD 115 million.

  • Estimates are calculated by Forbes based on prize money, salary and bonuses and sponsorship deals.

  • Virat Kohli is the only Indian player in this list who earned around Rs 262 crore last year, out of which Rs 22 crore has been earned from salary and the rest 240 crore from advertisements.

  • Top 10 list -

  • Lionel Messi (football): $130 million

  • LeBron James (basketball): $121.2 million

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (football): $115 million

  • Neymar (football): $95 million

  • Stephen Curry (basketball): $92.8 million

  • Kevin Durant (basketball): $92.1 million

  • Roger Federer (tennis): $90.7 million

  • Canelo Alvarez (boxing): $90 million

  • Tom Brady (football): $83.9 million

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball): $80.9 million

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