Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi? Who is the highest paid athlete of the decade?


Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not the richest sportsmen. Boxer Floyd Mayweather has won more than 800 million.

Forbes magazine just revealed the name of the highest paid athlete of the decade. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo do not have 1st place!

It’s no secret that sport pays big! Especially football. Indeed, the salary of soccer players is very very high. Each decade, a study is therefore carried out to find out who is the highest paid athlete in the world. Forbes magazine has just revealed the ranking of the 10 richest athletes! You might be surprised to know that this is not Cristiano Ronaldo, nor Lionel Messi!

The two players nevertheless marked the world of football! Cristiano Ronaldo has received the distinction of best goal record on a UEFA Champions League edition many times! He has also received the famous Ballon d’Or trophy three times! Price he tries to get every year with his rival!

Thus, according to the American magazine, Messi has raised more than 700 million dollars! In euros, this figure is equivalent to 676 million. Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has beaten his rival! Indeed, he collected the tidy sum of $ 800 million. Or 721 million euros. With such loot, we might think they are both on the top of the list. However, the two athletes did not win the jackpot!

Football is therefore not the medium that pays the most. Indeed, the boxer Floyd Mayweather has largely surpassed the two footballers. The American therefore collected a modest sum of 915 million dollars, or 825 million euros! But that’s not all ! While Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to run the soccer fields, it only took 2 fights for Floyd to win half that amount!


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