Cristiano Ronaldo leapfrogs Lionel Messi in list of top-earning players

Cristiano Ronaldo leapfrogs Lionel Messi in list of top-earning players

According to Forbes, Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has recaptured first place from Lionel Messi on the list of the world’s highest-paid soccer players.

Ronaldo, 36, returned to United from Juventus in August after a 12-year absence, while Messi left his childhood club Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Forbes, Ronaldo, who has over 500 million followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, is projected to earn $125 million before taxes in the 2021-22 season, with $70 million coming from pay and bonuses at United.
The remaining funds will come from endorsements and collaborations with companies like Nike, Herbalife, Clear, and his CR7 brand.

Messi, who led the list last year, will be paid $75 million in salary, with an extra $35 million in endorsement revenue, for total projected earnings of $110 million.


With total earnings of $95 million, the Argentine’s striking partner at PSG, Neymar, who signed a new deal until 2025 in May, is third on the list.

Another PSG star, Kylian Mbappe ($43 million), is fourth on the Forbes list, followed by Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah ($41 million).

SOCCER’S TOP TEN HIGHEST EARNERS

Cristiano Ronaldo is worth $125 million.
Lionel Messi is worth $110 million.
Neymar is worth $95 million.
Kylian Mbappe – 43 million euros
Mohamed Salah has a net worth of $41 million.
Robert Lewandowski has a net worth of $35 million.
Andres Iniesta – 35 million euros
Paul Pogba – 34 million euros
Gareth Bale – 32 million dollars
Eden Hazard has a net worth of $29 million.

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