In the latest release of top 10 highest earning athletes in the world, Forbes Magazine has put Portugal and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo above his rival, Argentina and FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
The Messi –Ronaldo rivalry has become legendary. It is a rivalry between the fans of both footballers and also between the two footballers who have won a combined 11 Ballon d’Or and FIFA awards.
Their rivalry is not limited to on-field performance alone, it also measured in terms of wealth!
The Forbes magazine publishes annually the ranking of wealthiest billionaires in the world.
In the magazine’s latest list of top 10 highest paid athletes, Ronaldo is ranked second behind tennis player, Roger Federer. Ronaldo’s worth is put at US$105 while that of Messi who is put at third position is US$104 million.
FORBES’ TOP 10 HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES
- Roger Federer (tennis) US$106.3 million (S$150 million)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (football) US$105 million
- Lionel Messi (football) US$104 million