Cristiano Ronaldo highest-paid athlete

Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent move to Al Nassr has made him the world’s highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid athletes. The Portuguese forward earned an impressive $136m (£108.7m) over the past 12 months, surpassing his closest rival Lionel Messi, who earned $130m (£103.9m) during the same period. Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr is reportedly worth over 200m euros (£176.5m) per year, which highlights the staggering amount of money involved in the sports industry.

Forbes’ top 10 list of the highest-paid athletes includes a range of sports personalities, such as basketball star LeBron James, boxer Canelo Alvarez, and golfers Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. Johnson and Mickelson’s inclusion on the list highlights the growing popularity of golf in the sports world, with both athletes earning an impressive amount of money through sponsorship deals, appearance fees, prize money, and licensing income.

Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian side, has garnered much attention from fans and analysts alike. The 38-year-old footballer has been a consistent performer for many years and is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. His move to Al Nassr is yet another example of the huge sums of money involved in the sports industry, particularly in football.

Lionel Messi, a World Cup-winning captain, is another footballer who has earned a staggering amount of money in recent years. Messi’s rivalry with Ronaldo is well-known in the football world, and their earnings reflect their status as two of the best footballers in history. While Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr has made him the highest-paid athlete, Messi’s earnings are nothing to scoff at.

LeBron James, a basketball star, is another athlete who has earned an impressive amount of money through endorsements, sponsorship deals, and appearance fees. James is regarded as one of the best basketball players in history and has won numerous accolades throughout his career. His inclusion on Forbes’ list highlights the global appeal of basketball and the huge sums of money involved in the sport.

Tennis Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is another athlete who has earned an impressive amount of money through sponsorship deals, appearance fees, and prize money. Federer’s consistency and longevity in the sport have made him one of the wealthiest athletes in history. His inclusion on Forbes’ list highlights the huge sums of money involved in tennis, particularly at the top level of the sport.

The inclusion of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson on Forbes’ list highlights the growing popularity of golf in the sports world. Both athletes have earned an impressive amount of money through sponsorship deals, appearance fees, prize money,