The highest paid athletes in the world: “Canelo” goes from 48th to eighth place!

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The Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with earnings of $90 million (nearly one thousand 900 million pesos) appears in eighth place in the count on the 10 highest paid athletes in the last 12 months of the magazine Forbesspecializing in finance.

In 2021, the magazine placed Canelo Álvarez in 48th place, since he “only” had an income of 24 million dollars, so the last 12 months have represented economic success for the native of Jalisco.

Last year, Alvarez won 85 million in his fights, only between his last two victories he added 40 million. The rest five million He obtained them thanks to a sponsorship with the American brand Hennessy and with his taqueria The Shepherd of the Rich”, located in Guadalajara.

Leo Messi ranks first with a gain of 130 million dollars (about two thousand 700 million pesos). The Argentine star displaced the fighter conor mcgregor of leadership. In his first year with the paris st germain generated 75 million from his contract alone, andhe rest of his earnings came from endorsements with Adidas, Budweiser, PepsiCoamong others, who accumulated 55 million of dollars.

Below Messistands the NBA legend Lebron James, when adding 121.2 million (about two thousand 500 million pesos). Dressed in the Lakers jersey generated 41.2 million and for his off-court business such as his appearance in the movie Space Jam: A New Legacy and its sponsorships with Crypto.com, StatusPRO, Tonalamong others, got other 80 million.

Third place is Cristiano Ronaldo Thanks to your earnings from 115 million (about two thousand 400 million pesos). His contract with Manchester United generated 60 million and its sponsorships with Nike, Herbalife, Clear Shampoo, among others, generated the remaining 55 million.

Top 10 highest paid athletes

  1. Leo Messi (Paris Saint Germain): $130 million (75 from contract and 55 from sponsors)
  2. Lebron James (Lakers): $121.2 million (41.2 contract and 80 off the court).
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): $115 million (60 on the field, 55 from sponsorships and other business).
  4. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain): $95 million ($70 contract and 25 off the field).
  5. Stephen Curry (Warriors): $92.8 million ($45.8 contract and 47 off the court).
  6. Kevin Durant (Nets): $92.1 million ($42.1 contract and 50 in sponsors and other business).
  7. Roger Federer (Tennis): $90.7 million ($90 million off the field, 0.7 in tournaments).
  8. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (Box): $90 million ($85 million from fight earnings and 5 outside the ring).
  9. Tom Brady (Buccaneers): $83.9 million ($31.9 million and 52 in endorsements or other business)
  10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks): $80.9 million (39.9 contract and 41 off the court).

The rest of the members for the Top 50 will be announced soon.

(With information from Forbes)

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