Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi highest earning athlete on $192 million

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi highest earning athlete on $192 million

While this is not his first time on the list- he was ranked both last year and in2017 - his average salary of $30.7 million a year, and his $950K in endorsements, earned him a spot this year yet again.

"The global impact of soccer is clearly reflected in earnings in 2019, with the top three athletes on the list being Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar", Badenhausen said on the official website.

As per the list released by Forbes, Virat Kohli earned total of $25 million previous year, which is approximately Rs 175 crore. Like a year ago, he is the sole Indian representative and has been ranked 100th, in the list published by Forbs on June 11.

In 2018, Kohli was at the 83rd rank in the list of world's highest-paid athletes with annual earning of USD 24 million which included USD 4 million through salary and winnings and USD 20 million through brand endorsements.

Messi made $127 million previous year, followed by Ronaldo's $109 million and Neymar cashing in with $105 million.

Mayweather has dropped off the list this year.


Check out the full list HERE.

Messi is the world's highest paid athlete, having earned $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months.

Meanwhile, just one female athlete made it into the Top 100, with Serena Williams listed at No. 63 ($29.2 million). On No. 2 is Cristiano Ronaldo, with total earnings of $109 million.

Forbes has released their list of "The World's Highest Paid Athletes" and you might be shocked who's the highest paid New York Athlete. Forbes estimates his earnings as $32.1 million in salary and $7 million from endorsements. While Brazilian footballer Neymar grabbed the third spot with 105 million dollars in earnings.

Evergreen tennis star Roger Federer was another big mover, jumping up to fifth on the list with total earnings of $US93.4 million. The youngest athlete on the list, Kylian Mbappe, earned $4m from endorsements.

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