10 highest-paid athletes in 2022: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not on the list

These sportsmen are stars all over the world and are logically among the best-paid on the planet. Here are the 10 athletes who will earn the most money in the 2022-2023 season.

The 10 highest-paid athletes in 2022: Messi and Ronaldo absent!
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The 10 highest-paid athletes in 2022: Messi and Ronaldo absent!

Football, basketball, and American football...these are very popular sports that can bring a big fortune if you manage to rise through the occasion. But among the greatest athletes on the planet, do you know who earns the most money, without bonuses, with his club or franchise?

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The richest athletes in the world

It is not wrong to say that football, the most watched sport in the world, gives more money to its representatives than volleyball or skating. It is therefore logical to find among many famous footballers the TOP 10 highest-paid athletes in the 2022-2023 season. But this is not the only sport featured on this list. According to the figures provided by L'Équipe, three other sports are present in this ranking.

And for the sake of simplicity, we will be talking only about 'fixed' incomes, which the clubs and franchises will give to the athletes. No bonuses or other special contract clauses, or endorsements from brands are taken into account.

Mbappé and many surprises

Recently, Kylian Mbappé's contract with Paris Saint-German has been one of the most noticeable yet controversial matters in the sporting world. The young athlete became, according to figures revealed by the press, the footballer with the largest contract of all time.

According to statistics, Mbappé earns a jackpot of over 630 million euros over three years, including salary and bonuses. But, far from the fervor of the Parc des Princes, other top athletes also have solid incomes, ranking immediately in the TOP 10 of the best-paid athletes in the 2022-2023 season.

This article has been translated from GentsideFR.

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