Phil Mickelson is still the highest paid golfer

Cristiano Ronaldo is confirmed at the top of the ranking of the highest paid sportsmen in the world, the ranking drawn up annually by the listed Forbes magazine

by Andrea Gussoni
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Phil Mickelson is still the highest paid golfer

Cristiano Ronaldo is confirmed at the top of the ranking of the highest paid sportsmen in the world, the ranking drawn up annually by the listed Forbes magazine. The Portuguese footballer has left Manchester United and moved to Saudi Arabia to wear the Al-Nassr shirt.

The Lusitanian champion collected a good 136 million dollars between 1 May 2022 and 1 May 2023, outdistancing two other players: the Argentine Lionel Messi (130 million dollars, topped off with his World Cup triumph, even if he is now in smell of divorce with PSG) and the French Kylian Mbappé (120 million, also under PSG).

Phil Mickelson, earning

Forbes points out a fact that has been established for some time: “The factor of the so-called 'petrodollars' was certainly what influenced the incomes of the athletes the most. If in recent years, in fact, most of the money had been moved above all by agreements on television rights and sponsorship contracts, in the last 12 months Saudi money has shifted the balance".

To demonstrate this analysis, just look at the receipts of golfers Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, who left the PGA Tour circuit and married the new adventure of Liv Golf, taking home 200 million and 125 million dollars respectively.

The two golfers are preceded by basketball player LeBron James ($119.5 million) and Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($110 million). The presence in the top-10 of the now retired tennis player Roger Federer stands out, with 95 million dollars earned entirely off the court.

The Swiss is between US basketball players Stephen Curry (100.4) and Kevin Durant (89.1). WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID SPORTS RANKING (compiled by Forbes)
1 | Cristiano Ronaldo
Total earnings: $136 million
Earnings from the field: 46 million
Earnings off the field: 90 million
Sports: soccer 2 | Lionel Messi
Total earnings: $130 million
Earnings from the field: 65 million
Earnings off the field: 65 million
Sports: soccer 3 | Kylian Mbappe
Total earnings: $120 million
Earnings from the field: 100 million
Earnings off the field: 20 million
Sports: soccer 4 | LeBron James
Total earnings: $119.5 million
Earnings from the field: 44.5 million
Earnings off the field: 75 million
Sports: basketball 5 | Canelo Alvarez
Total earnings: $110 million
Earnings from the field: 100 million
Earnings off the field: 10 million
Sports: boxing 6 | Dustin Johnson
Total earnings: $107 million
Earnings from the field: 102 million
Earnings off the field: 5 million
Sports: golf 7 | Phil Mickelson
Total earnings: $106 million
Earnings from the field: 104 million
Earnings off the field: 2 million
Sports: golf 8 | Stephen Curry
Total earnings: $100.4 million
Earnings from the field: 48.4 million
Earnings off the field: 52 million
Sports: basketball 9 | Roger Federer
Total earnings: $95.1 million
Earnings from the field: 0.1 million
Earnings off the field: 95 million
Sports: tennis 10 | Kevin Durant
Total earnings: $89.1 million
Earnings from the field: 44.1 million
Earnings off the field: 45 million
Sports: basketball

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