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One of the most famous magazines of the world, Forbes, released data of the highest-paid athletes in world on Friday. Footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar, all feature in the elite list of footballers who earn a lot of money through the sport they play and other associations and sponsorships.
Paydays for the world’s top-earning athletes dropped for the first time in four years, according to the 2020 Forbes ranking as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on sports and cancelled or postponed many marquee events for the first time since World War II.
The 100 highest-paid athletes earned a combined $3.6 billion this year, which is 9% below 2019 and the first decline since 2016, when boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao skewed the results with a $400 million payout from their May 2015 “Fight of the Century” pay-per-view bout.
Today, we’ll take a look at the top-paid footballers in the industry and do they really justify the amount being spent on them.
Top 5 Footballers In The Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
5. Kylian Mbappe ($33.8 Million)
France and Paris Saint Germain’s star striker, Kylian Mbappe features on the fifth spot among the highest-paid footballers in the world. Kylian Mbape has earned a total of $33.8 Million, out of which $13 Million have been earned by endorsements and $20.8 Million have been earned by his salary and winnings. Mbappe, however, features on the 36th spot among the highest-paid athletes.