Messi Beats Ronaldo To Claim Top Spot On Forbes’ 2019 Highest-Paid Athletes [See Full List]

Lionel Messi has claimed the top spot on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes for 2019.

The Barcelona superstar beat Cristiano Ronaldo with an excess amount of $18 million.

Messi earned $127million from wages and endorsements while Cristiano Ronaldo earned a total of $109m.

However, PSG star, Neymar pocketed a total amount of $105m this past year.

Top-10 Forbes highest-paid athletes for 2019

1. Lionel Messi, soccer: $127m

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer: $109m

3. Neymar, soccer: $105m

4. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, boxer: $94m

5. Roger Federer, tennis: $93.4m

6. Russell Wilson, football: $89.5m

7. Aaron Rodgers, football: $89.3m

8. LeBron James, basketball: $89m

9. Stephen Curry, basketball: $79.8m

10. Kevin Durant, basketball: $65.4m

Promise Amadi

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.
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