100 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World

February 7, 2024

Sportico recently released its list of the world’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes in 2023, with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way with $275 million in earnings. Two other footballers joined him in the top five, Lionel Messi ($130 million) and Kylian Mbappé ($125 million), as well as Spanish golfer John Rahm ($203 million) and NBA superstar Lebron James ($125.7 million). Of course, noticeably absent from the entire list was a single female athlete. The $22.7 million earned by tennis sensation Coco Gauff left her well short of male counterparts like Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, both of whom easily cracked the top 100. Sportico