Messi Tops Forbes 100 Highest Paid Athletes List

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Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete, earning $US127 million in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking.

Juventus’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $US109 million with Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar in third.

Last year’s highest earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather, has dropped off the list.

Serena Williams is the only woman in the top 100, earning $US29 million.

Five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and former heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua are the highest earning British athletes.



Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.


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