Following his transfer again to Manchester United, the Portuguese celebrity is forecast to earn $125 million earlier than taxes this season — with $70 million coming from his wage and bonuses alone.
Messi, in the meantime, is set to earn $110 million within the 2021-22 season, making him the second-highest earner within the recreation.
The 34-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona this 12 months and is anticipated to earn greater than Ronaldo when it comes to wage — $75 million.
However Ronaldo — who’s the most well-liked athlete on social media with greater than 500 million followers throughout Fb, Instagram, and Twitter, in accordance to Forbes — brings in $55 million in endorsements in contrast to Messi’s $35 million.
Messi’s PSG teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe sit third and fourth on the listing, with the duo anticipated to earn $95 million and $43 million respectively.
Neymar, who lately signed a four-year extension, is predicted to earn greater than Ronaldo when it comes to on-field earnings ($75 million) however has nowhere close to the identical pulling energy when it comes to endorsements, forecast to herald $20 million.
General, the Parisian aspect owns three of the highest 5 highest-earning gamers on the planet, as it seems to assemble a workforce able to profitable the coveted Champions League trophy for the primary time.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah makes up the highest 5, with the Egyptian anticipated to earn $41 million this season.
Forbes compiles its listing by talking to golf equipment, sponsors, participant brokers and monetary specialists and estimates the highest 10 earners will gather pretax earnings of $585 million this season, a rise on final 12 months’s haul of $570 million.