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Messi unseats Mayweather as highest-paid athlete- Forbes

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By ITN News Editor June 12, 2019 13:18

Messi unseats Mayweather as highest-paid athlete- Forbes

Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi dethroned five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather as the highest paid athlete over the past year, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes.

Messi, who scored 36 goals while leading Barcelona to the La Liga title this year, earned $127 million dollars between his salary and endorsements to move up one spot on the list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo ($109 million dollars), Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar ($105 million dollars), Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez ($94 million dollars) and Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($93.4 million dollars) rounded out the top five.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 12, 2019 13:18

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