Messi becomes the world’s highest paid athlete in 2019

Messi becomes the world’s highest paid athlete in 2019

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Here is the list of worlds highest paid athletes in 2019 according to forbes

Rank Name Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements Sport
#1 Lionel Messi $127 M $92 M $35 M Soccer
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo $109 M $65 M $44 M Soccer
#3 Neymar $105 M $75 M $30 M Soccer
#4 Canelo Alvarez $94 M $92 M $2 M Boxing
#5 Roger Federer $93.4 M $7.4 M $86 M Tennis
#6 Russell Wilson $89.5 M $80.5 M $9 M Football
#7 Aaron Rodgers $89.3 M $80.3 M $9 M Football
#8 LeBron James $89 M $36 M $53 M Basketball
#9 Stephen Curry $79.8 M $37.8 M $42 M Basketball
#10 Kevin Durant $65.4 M $30.4 M $35 M Basketball
#11 Tiger Woods $63.9 M $9.9 M $54 M Golf
#12 Ben Roethlisberger $55.5 M $54.5 M $1 M Football
#13 Lewis Hamilton $55 M $45 M $10 M Auto Racing
#13 Anthony Joshua $55 M $45 M $10 M Boxing
#13 Khalil Mack $55 M $54 M $1 M Football
#16 Russell Westbrook $53.7 M $35.7 M $18 M Basketball
#17 Novak Djokovic $50.6 M $20.6 M $30 M Tennis
#17 Mike Trout $50.6 M $47.6 M $3 M Baseball
#19 Phil Mickelson $48.4 M $12.4 M $36 M Golf
#20 James Harden $47.7 M $30.7 M $17 M Basketball
#21 Conor McGregor $47 M $32 M $15 M Mixed Martial Arts
#22 DeMarcus Lawrence $46.9 M $46.8 M $150 K Football
#23 Bryce Harper $44.5 M $38 M $6.5 M Baseball
#24 Chris Paul $43.8 M $35.8 M $8 M Basketball
#25 Kyrie Irving $43.3 M $20.3 M $23 M Basketball
#26 Giannis Antetokounmpo $43.2 M $24.2 M $19 M Basketball
#27 Drew Brees $42.4 M $26.4 M $16 M Football
#28 Aaron Donald $41.4 M $40.9 M $500 K Football
#29 Damian Lillard $41.1 M $28.1 M $13 M Basketball
#30 Sebastian Vettel $40.3 M $40 M $300 K Auto Racing
#31 Blake Griffin $39.1 M $32.1 M $7 M Basketball
#32 Rory McIlroy $39 M $8 M $31 M Golf
#33 Paul George $38.6 M $30.6 M $8 M Basketball
#34 Brandin Cooks $38 M $37.5 M $500 K Football
#35 Kei Nishikori $37.3 M $4.3 M $33 M Tennis
#36 Nick Foles $35.8 M $33.8 M $2 M Football
#37 Rafael Nadal $35 M $9 M $26 M Tennis
#38 Manny Machado $34.8 M $34.3 M $500 K Baseball
#39 Anthony Davis $34.6 M $25.6 M $9 M Basketball
#40 Gordon Hayward $34.3 M $31.3 M $3 M Basketball
#40 Klay Thompson $34.3 M $19.3 M $15 M Basketball
#42 Carmelo Anthony $34 M $28 M $6 M Basketball
#43 Kyle Lowry $33.8 M $32.3 M $1.5 M Basketball
#44 Paul Pogba $33 M $29 M $4 M Soccer
#45 DeMar DeRozan $32.8 M $27.8 M $5 M Basketball
#46 Andres Iniesta $32.5 M $30 M $2.5 M Soccer
#47 Justin Rose $32.4 M $18.4 M $14 M Golf
#48 Joel Embiid $32.1 M $25.6 M $6.5 M Basketball
#49 Al Horford $32 M $29 M $3 M Basketball
#50 David Price $31.7 M $30.7 M $950 K Baseball
#51 Mike Conley, Jr. $31.5 M $30.5 M $1 M Basketball
#52 Jordan Spieth $31.1 M $2.1 M $29 M Golf
#53 Alexis Sánchez $30.8 M $28.3 M $2.5 M Soccer
#54 Clayton Kershaw $30.7 M $30 M $700 K Baseball
#55 Kylian Mbappe $30.6 M $26.6 M $4 M Soccer
#56 Deontay Wilder $30.5 M $30 M $500 K Boxing
#57 Trey Flowers $30.2 M $30 M $250 K Football
#57 Mesut Ozil $30.2 M $23.7 M $6.5 M Soccer
#59 Paul Millsap $30.1 M $29.6 M $500 K Basketball
#60 Matt Ryan $29.8 M $24.8 M $5 M Football
#61 Justin Verlander $29.5 M $28.5 M $1 M Baseball
#62 Yoenis Cespedes $29.4 M $29 M $400 K Baseball
#63 Miguel Cabrera $29.2 M $28.7 M $500 K Baseball
#63 Serena Williams $29.2 M $4.2 M $25 M Tennis
#65 Geno Atkins $29.1 M $29 M $75 K Football
#66 Oscar $29 M $27 M $2 M Soccer
#66 Earl Thomas $29 M $28.5 M $500 K Football
#68 Jake Arrieta $28.8 M $28.3 M $500 K Baseball
#68 C.J. McCollum $28.8 M $25.8 M $3 M Basketball
#70 Kawhi Leonard $28.7 M $23.2 M $5.5 M Basketball
#71 Kevin Love $28.4 M $24.4 M $4 M Basketball
#72 Justin Houston $28.2 M $28 M $200 K Football
#73 Albert Pujols $28 M $27.3 M $700 K Baseball
#74 Dwight Howard $27.8 M $24.3 M $3.5 M Basketball
#75 Antoine Griezmann $27.7 M $23.2 M $4.5 M Soccer
#76 Jrue Holiday $27.6 M $27.1 M $500 K Basketball
#77 Giancarlo Stanton $27.4 M $25.4 M $2 M Baseball
#78 Steven Adams $27.2 M $24.2 M $3 M Basketball
#79 Gareth Bale $27.1 M $20.6 M $6.5 M Soccer
#79 Bradley Beal $27.1 M $25.6 M $1.5 M Basketball
#81 Tom Brady $27 M $15 M $12 M Football
#82 Andrew Luck $26.9 M $24.1 M $2.8 M Football
#82 C.J. Mosley $26.9 M $26.7 M $150 K Football
#84 Felix Hernandez $26.6 M $26.3 M $300 K Baseball
#85 Odell Beckham, Jr. $26.5 M $21.5 M $5 M Football
#85 Otto Porter, Jr. $26.5 M $26 M $500 K Basketball
#87 Andre Drummond $26.4 M $25.4 M $1 M Basketball
#88 Harrison Barnes $26.3 M $24.8 M $1.5 M Basketball
#89 Nikola Jokic $26.2 M $25.5 M $750 K Basketball
#89 Hassan Whiteside $26.2 M $25.4 M $750 K Basketball
#91 Andrew Wiggins $26.1 M $25.5 M $600 K Basketball
#92 Manny Pacquiao $26 M $24 M $2 M Boxing
#93 Saquon Barkley $25.8 M $21.3 M $4.5 M Football
#94 J.D. Martinez $25.6 M $24.9 M $700 K Baseball
#95 Gennady Golovkin $25.5 M $23 M $2.5 M Boxing
#96 Joey Votto $25.4 M $25.1 M $300 K Baseball
#97 Jon Lester $25.3 M $25 M $300 K Baseball
#98 Marc Gasol $25.1 M $24.1 M $1 M Basketball
#98 Mohamed Salah $25.1 M $16.1 M $9 M Soccer
#100 Virat Kohli $25 M $4 M $21 M Cricket