Lionel Messi’s the highest paid-athlete compared to Cristiano Ronaldo

Elite athletes are earning more than ever thanks to soaring salaries driven by ever-richer TV contracts. The cutoff to crack the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes is $25 million this year, compared with $17.3 million five years ago.

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Forbes has tracked the leading earners in sports for three decades, and only seven athletes have landed in the top spot since 1990.

Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi is 32 years old, who scored 36 goals while leading Barcelona to the La Liga title, earned 99.8 million pounds between his salary and endorsement, which moved him on top of the list of the world 100 highest-paid athletes, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes

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Lionel Messi followed by a 34 years old Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo by 86 million pounds, a former Real Madrid top goal scorer with a record of 34 goals, beat by Lionel Messi according to Forbes, these two stars are the richest soccer player and the best of all time in the world of soccer.

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Article by Michael Skhosana

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