Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest paid athlete in the world in 2023

The striker of the Portuguese national football team, Cristiano Ronaldo, earned a total of 275 million dollars in 2023, becoming the highest paid athlete in the world, indicates the ranking of the Sportico site. He is followed by American golfer Jon Rahm ($203 million), Argentina national football team forward Lionel Messi (130), American basketball player LeBron James (125.5) and Argentina forward French national football team Kylian Mbappé (125). The ranking also presents an evaluation of the 100 highest paid athletes according to their sports. It has 40 basketball players, 16 football players, 13 baseball players, 11 American football players, 10 golfers, 6 boxers, 2 car racing drivers and 2 tennis players. The highest paid player in American football is American Patrick Mahomes ($84.3 million, 10th place in the ranking), pilot - Dutchman Max Verstappen (75, 15th), baseball player - Japanese Shohei Ohtani (70, 16th), the boxer - the Mexican Saul Alvarez (66, 17th), the tennis player - the Serbian Novak Djokovic (44.9, 46th). Source: Burkina Information Agency

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