The Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes for 2022

Forbes has dropped their list of the top 10 highest-paid athletes for 2022. The figures are earnings from May 1, 2021 until May 1, 2022.

Collectively, the world’s ten highest-paid athletes raked in $992 million over the last 12 months. 

 

1. Lionel Messi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $130 million

On-Field Earnings: $75 million

Off-Field Earnings: $55 million

 

2. LeBron James

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $121.2 million

On-Field Earnings: $41.2 million

Off-Field Earnings: $80 million

 

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Total Earnings: $115 million

On-Field Earnings: $60 million

Off-Field Earnings: $55 million

 

4. Neymar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $95 million

On-Field Earnings: $70 million

Off-Field Earnings: $25 million

 

5. Stephen Curry

Total Earnings: $92.8 million

On-Field Earnings: $45.8 million

Off-Field Earnings: $47 million

 

6. Kevin Durant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $92.1 million

On-Field Earnings: $42.1 million

Off-Field Earnings: $50 million

 

7. Roger Federer

Total Earnings: $90.7 million

On-Field Earnings: $0.7 million

Off-Field Earnings: $90 million

 

8. Canelo Alvarez

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $90 million

On-Field Earnings: $85 million

Off-Field Earnings: $5 million

 

9. Tom Brady

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Total Earnings: $83.9 million

On-Field Earnings: $31.9 million

Off-Field Earnings: $52 million

 

10. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Total Earnings: $80.9 million

On-Field Earnings: $39.9 million

Off-Field Earnings: $41 million

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