Mayweather dethroned as richest athlete

Messi was assessed in a annual sporting abounding list to be a transparent tip earning contestant on a universe with some-more than $US18 million some-more than nearest opposition Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi’s lapse to a tip came during a responsibility of fighting luminary Floyd Mayweather who went from a tip paid contestant in a universe 12 months ago with gain of $US285 million to totally disintegrating from a 2019 abounding list. Mayweather unsuccessful to acquire a $US25 million indispensable to see him underline forward of Virat Kohli — a No. 100 tip earning contestant this year.

Messi raked in $US127 million around income and publicity deals.

That put Messi forward of long-time opposition Ronaldo, a Juventus and Portugal star who was second with gain of $US109 million.

Floyd Mayweather has been knocked out of a Forbes abounding list.

Floyd Mayweather has been knocked out of a Forbes abounding list.Source:Getty Images

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar finished a brush of a tip 3 positions by footballers, entrance in third with gain of $US105 million.

The fourth tip earner on a list was Mexico’s middleweight fighting star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with $94 million.

Alvarez, who degraded Gennady Golovkin final Sep to turn a one middleweight champion, inked a richest understanding in fighting story final October, signing a five-year 11-fight agreement with streaming network DAZN value $365 million.

Alvarez was one of a large movers in a past 12 months, with his annual gain skyrocketing from $US 44.5 million to $US94 million over a past year.

Evergreen tennis star Roger Federer was another large mover, jumping adult to fifth on a list with sum gain of $US93.4 million.

The bulk of Federer’s gain came by remunerative publicity deals, with a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion pocketing $US86 million.

His new understanding with Uniqlo has helped see his gain boost from $US70 million final year to $US93.4 million.

Roger is still tip dog off a court.

Roger is still tip dog off a court.Source:Getty Images

Stars from a NFL and NBA dull out a tip 10 on a list, with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sixth on $89.5 million, usually forward of Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers ($US89.3 million).

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was a tip earning NBA player, with $US89 million, while Golden State’s Stephen Curry was ninth with $US79.8 million.

Curry’s Golden State teammate Kevin Durant was 10th on a rankings with $US65.4 million.

Former universe series one Tiger Woods was 11th on a list with $US69.3 million, that enclosed an estimated $54 million in endorsements.

Meanwhile tennis luminary Serena Williams was a usually lady to make a list, entrance in during 63rd with gain of $29.2 million.


1. Lionel Messi $127M

2. Cristiano Ronaldo $109M

3. Neymar $105M

4. Canelo Alvarez $94M

5. Roger Federer $93.4M

6. Russell Wilson $89.5M

7. Aaron Rodgers $89.3M

8. LeBron James $89M

9. Stephen Curry $79.8M

10. Kevin Durant $65.4M

— with AFP