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CEOWORLD magazine - Latest - Stats Gate - Revealed: These Are The 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, 2024

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Revealed: These Are The 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has secured the top spot in CEOWORLD magazine’s list of highest-paid athletes, earning $260 million in the past 12 months. He earned $200 million from Al Nassr Football Club and $60 million from off-field ventures. Golfer Jon Rahm and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi follow closely behind. Rahm earned $218 million, $198 million of which came from playing wages, while Messi earned $135 million, $70 million of which came from off-the-field payments.

The top 10 highest-earning athletes include NBA players LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Stephen Curry, as well as soccer stars Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, and Karim Benzema. Additionally, Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is the highest-earning NFL player, ranking at number 10. The 50 highest-paid athletes are primarily from the following sports: basketball (19 athletes), football (11 athletes), soccer (8 athletes), golf (5 athletes), boxing (3 athletes), auto racing (2 athletes), and baseball (2 athletes).

Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, 2024

RANKNAMESPORTON-THE-FIELD EARNINGS OFF-THE-FIELD EARNINGS TOTAL EARNINGS
1Cristiano RonaldoSoccer$200 million$60 million$260 million
2Jon RahmGolf$198 million$20 million$218 million
3Lionel MessiSoccer$65 million$70 million$135 million
4LeBron JamesBasketball$48.2 million$80 million$128.2 million
5Giannis AntetokounmpoBasketball$46 million$65 million$111 million
6Kylian MbappéSoccer$90 million$20 million$110 million
7NeymarSoccer$80 million$28 million$108 million
8Karim BenzemaSoccer$100 million$6 million$106 million
9Stephen CurryBasketball$52 million$50 million$102 million
10Lamar JacksonFootball$98.5 million$2 million$100.5 million
11Joe BurrowFootball$96 million$4 million$100 million
12Kevin DurantBasketball$47.8 million$45.5 million$93.3 million
13Shohei OhtaniBaseball$25.3 million$60 million$85.3 million
14Canelo AlvarezBoxing$75 million$10 million$85 million
15Patrick MahomesFootball$59.4 million$25 million$84.4 million
16Anthony JoshuaBoxing$75 million$8 million$83 million
17Max VerstappenAuto Racing$76 million$5 million$81 million
18Aaron RodgersFootball$71.8 million$9 million$80.8 million
19Rory McIlroyGolf$35.1 million$45 million$80.1 million
20Justin HerbertFootball$67.7 million$11 million$78.7 million
21Lewis HamiltonAuto Racing$57 million$12 million$69 million
22Nick BosaFootball$66.5 million$1.5 million$68 million
23Tiger WoodsGolf$12.2 million$55 million$67.2 million
24Kirk CousinsFootball$60 million$2.5 million$62.5 million
25Klay ThompsonBasketball$43.3 million$19 million$62.3 million
26Damian LillardBasketball$45.9 million$16 million$61.9 million
27Erling HaalandSoccer$46 million$15 million$61 million
28Max ScherzerBaseball$58.9 million$1 million$59.9 million
29Scottie SchefflerGolf$39.2 million$20 million$59.2 million
30Joel EmbiidBasketball$47.7 million$10 million$57.7 million
31Jimmy ButlerBasketball$45.5 million$12 million$57.5 million
32Nikola JokicBasketball$48.1 million$8 million$56.1 million
33James HardenBasketball$35.8 million$20 million$55.8 million
34Luka DoncicBasketball$40.1 million$15 million$55.1 million
35Bradley BealBasketball$46.8 million$7.5 million$54.3 million
36Chris JonesFootball$53.1 million$1 million$54.1 million
37Kawhi LeonardBasketball$45.7 million$8 million$53.7 million
38Mohamed SalahSoccer$35 million$18 million$53 million
39Paul GeorgeBasketball$45.7 million$7 million$52.7 million
40Sadio ManéSoccer$48 million$4 million$52 million
41Brian BurnsFootball$51.5 million$0.2 million$51.7 million
42Tyson FuryBoxing$42 million$8 million$50 million
43Cameron SmithGolf$44 million$4 million$48 million
44Trae YoungBasketball$40.3 million$7 million$47.3 million
45Deshaun WatsonFootball$46 million$1 million$47 million
46Rashan GaryFootball$46.5 million$0.3 million$46.8 million
47Anthony DavisBasketball$41.2 million$5 million$46.2 million
48Zion WilliamsonBasketball$34.1 million$12 million$46.1 million
49Jayson TatumBasketball$32.9 million$13 million$45.9 million
50Devin BookerBasketball$36.2 million$9 million$45.2 million

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