Who are the ten highest paid athletes in the world, according to 'Forbes'?

As every year, ‘Forbes’ has just released the list of the highest paid athletes of 2022, where there are important surprises. The main one is not only in the important change that has taken place in the first place but, above all, in that basketball has given the ‘sorpasso’ to football. And it is that, after many years, there is an outstanding most NBA players among the ten athletes with the highest emoluments in the world.

Until a few years ago, Connor McGregor had the honor of standing out among the athletes with the highest salaries. ‘The Notorious’, one of the great stars of the UFC, was a regular in these rankings who, in fact, led last year. And it is that the prestigious publication not only takes into account the salaries received by athletes, but also also adds earnings from sponsorships or the companies they have in their possession.

Thus, the Irish fighter stood out last year for the high income derived from his brand of whiskey… something that he has not achieved this year and that, in addition to making him lose his head in this ranking, has made him drop out of the ten athletes with higher income. Four basketball players, three soccer players, one tennis player, one boxer, and one American football player dominate this ranking. But, who is the athlete who earns the most money in the world?

10 – Giannis Antetokounmpo: €78m

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-Salary: €38 million.

-Sponsorships: €40 million.

09 – Tom Brady: 81 million euros

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-Salary: €31 million.

-Sponsorships: 50 million euros.

08 – Canelo Alvarez: €86 million

PHOTO: EFE/EPA/Etienne Laurent.

-Salary: €81 million.

-Sponsorships: 5 million euros.

07 – Roger Federer: €87 million

PHOTO: Reuters/Toby Melville.

-Salary: €0.5 million.

-Sponsorships: €86.5 million.

06 – Kevin Durant: 88 million euros

PHOTO: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports.

-Salary: €40 million.

-Sponsorships: €48 million.

05 – Stephen Curry: €89 million

PHOTO: Petre Thomas/USA TODAY Sports.

-Salary: €44 million.

-Sponsorships: €45 million.

04 – Neymar: 90 million euros

PHOTO: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes.

-Salary: €67 million.

-Sponsorships: €23 million.

03 – Cristiano Ronaldo: 110 million euros

PHOTO: Reuters/Ian Walton.

-Salary: €57.5 million.

-Sponsorships: €52.5 million.

02 – LeBron James: 116 million euros

PHOTO: David Richard/USA TODAY Sports.

-Salary: €40 million.

-Sponsorships: €76 million.

01 – Leo Messi: 124 million euros

PHOTO: EFE/EPA/Ian Langsdon.

-Salary: €72 million.

-Sponsorships: 52 million euros.

As every year, ‘Forbes’ has just released the list of the highest paid athletes of 2022, where there are important surprises. The main one is not only in the important change that has taken place in the first place but, above all, in that basketball has given the ‘sorpasso’ to football. And it is that, after many years, there is an outstanding most NBA players among the ten athletes with the highest emoluments in the world.

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