Forbes invites you to discover the ranking of the 50 highest paid athletes in the world in 2023.
Serena Williams And Roger Federer You haven’t set foot on a tennis court in eight months. for Tom BradyIt’s been four months since he ended his career as an American football player. However, these three top athletes, who have accumulated more than $2 billion in pre-tax profits During their career, they are again in the ranking of the fifty highest paid athletes in the world.
No small feat, even for such an accomplished trio. This year, the threshold to enter the top 50 rankings is $45.2 million, a staggering 20% jump from the previous record of $37.6 million, which was set last year. In total, approximately 50 athletes won the standings $3.44 billion In the past 12 months, before taxes and agent fees, that’s up 16% from last year’s record $2.97 billion.
Of this new total income, sports income is 2.36 billion, an all-time high that smashed $1.91 billion in 2022, thanks in part to money from the Middle East. Non-sports income $1.08 billionis also a new record, ahead of $1.06 billion in 2022.
Despite an unprecedented threshold for entering the world rankings, 11 newcomers have managed to find a place in the top 50 and another six have returned after an absence of a year or more. The NBA has the most athletes of any sport, with 15 players in the top 50. However, what is even more remarkable is that the golfers, ten of whom are in the ranking, jump four times as much as last year, thanks in large part to LIV Golf’s intrinsic initial guarantees.
at the top of the ranking, Cristiano Ronaldo touch $136 million In the past 12 months from the English Premier League (England) to the Saudi Championship with Al-Nasr Club. At 38, he may not be far behind Tom Brady and Roger Federer in their retirements, but the arrangement will be in good hands when it hangs up its boots. 16 of the 50 highest-paid athletes in 2023 are under the age of 30, five of whom are 25 or younger.
To determine the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world, Forbes Track income received between 1any May 2022 and 1any May 2023, drawing on conversations with dozens of sports experts. Most of them asked not to be identified, however Forbes I want to thank Mariano Trasandifrom DODICI Sports Management. ForbesAlso see news articles and salary databases like Capology and Spotrac. All figures are converted to US dollars at the prevailing exchange rate.
Sports income includes prizes, salaries, and bonuses. In cases where players continue to be paid after 1any May for a regular season usually ends on that date, as in the NBA, ForbesThe full season salary is granted. Playoff bonuses for the 2022 MLB and NFL season and for the 2021-2022 NBA season are included. Athletes were not counted for the salary they lost during the league-imposed suspension.
Sports revenue also includes bonuses from the PGA Tour’s Player Impact program and advance payments made to golfers by signing with LIV Golf. Based on conversations with over a dozen industry sources, Forbes It is estimated that higher-level LIV Golf players got half their collateral up front, while lower-level players got more modest amounts.
Additional sports revenue is calculated based on sponsorship deals, appearance rights, licensing revenue, and memorabilia merchandise sales for the 12 months prior to July 1.any May 2023, plus the proceeds of any business in which he has a significant interest. Forbes It does not include investment income such as interest or dividend payments, but does take into account payments for bets sold by athletes. Non-sports revenue is rounded to the nearest half million, except for less than a million dollars.
Forbes Do not deduct taxes or agent fees. The ranking includes active athletes at any time during the last 12 months.
Ranking of the 50 highest-paid athletes in 2023
(Revenue is expressed in millions of dollars, M$)
|rank||name||sports||Total revenue||sports income||non-sports income|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||soccer||$136 million||$46 million||$90 million|
|2||Lionel Messi||soccer||$130 million||$65 million||$65 million|
|3||Kylian Mbappe||soccer||$120 million||$100 million||$20 million|
|4||LeBron James||Basketball||$119.5||$44.5 million||$75 million|
|5||Canelo Alvarez||boxing||$110 million||$100 million||$10 million|
|6||Dustin Johnson||golf||$107 million||$102 million||5 million dollars|
|7||Phil Mickelson||golf||$106 million||$104 million||$2 million|
|8||Stephen Curry||Basketball||$100.4 million||$48.4 million||52 million dollars|
|9||Roger Federer||Tennis||$95.1 million||$0.1 million||$95 million|
|10||Kevin Durant||Basketball||$89.1 million||$44.1 million||$45 million|
|11||Giannis Antikonmo||Basketball||$87.6 million||$42.6 million||$45 million|
|12||Neymar||soccer||$85 million||$50 million||$35 million|
|12||Russell Wilson||Football||$85 million||$72 million||$13 million|
|14||Russell Westbrook||Basketball||$82.1 million||$47.1 million||$35 million|
|15||Rory McIlroy||golf||$80.8 million||$40.8 million||$40 million|
|16||Tiger wood||golf||$75.1 million||$15.1 million||$60 million|
|17||Cameron Smith||golf||$73 million||67 million dollars||6 million dollars|
|18||Brooks Koepka||golf||$72 million||$66 million||6 million dollars|
|19||Kyler Murray||Football||$70.5 million||67 million dollars||3.5 million dollars|
|20||Brison Dechambeau||golf||$69 million||$68 million||Million dollars|
|21||Lewis Hamilton||F1||$65 million||$55 million||$10 million|
|22||Max Verstappen||F1||$64 million||$60 million||$4 million|
|23||Clay Thompson||Basketball||$60.9 million||$40.9 million||$20 million|
|24||Patrick Mahomes||Football||$59.3 million||$39.3 million||$20 million|
|25||Damien Lillard||Basketball||$58.6 million||$42.6 million||$16 million|
|26||Max Scherzer||baseball||$56.7 million||$55.7 million||Million dollars|
|27||James Harden||Basketball||$55.1 million||$33.1 million||$22 million|
|28||Anthony Joshua||boxing||53 million dollars||$50 million||3 million dollars|
|28||John Ram||golf||53 million dollars||$28 million||$25 million|
|28||Aaron Rodgers||Football||53 million dollars||$42 million||$11 million|
|28||Mohamed Salah||soccer||53 million dollars||$35 million||$18 million|
|32||Erling Halland||soccer||52 million dollars||$40 million||$12 million|
|32||Patrick Reid||golf||52 million dollars||$49 million||3 million dollars|
|34||Paul George||Basketball||$51.1 million||$42.5 million||$9 million|
|35||Kawhi Leonard||Basketball||$50.5 million||$42.5 million||$8 million|
|36||Bradley Bell||Basketball||$49.8 million||$43.3 million||$6.5 million|
|37||Derek Carr||Football||$48.9 million||$45.9 million||3 million dollars|
|38||Orlando Brown Jr||Football||$48.6 million||$48.5 million||$0.1 million|
|39||Aaron Donald||Football||$48.5 million||$46.5 million||$2 million|
|40||Anthony Davis||Basketball||$48 million||38 million dollars||$10 million|
|41||Jimmy Butler||Basketball||$47.8 million||$37.8 million||$10 million|
|41||John Wall||Basketball||$47.8 million||$47.3 million||$0.5 million|
|43||Jordan Spieth||golf||$47.5 million||$17.5 million||$30 million|
|44||Luka Doncic||Basketball||$47.2 million||$37.2 million||$10 million|
|45||Scotty Shafer||golf||$47.1 million||$32.1 million||$15 million|
|46||Sergio Garcia||golf||$46 million||$43 million||3 million dollars|
|46||Duck Prescott||Football||$46 million||31 million dollars||$15 million|
|48||Deshaun Watson||Football||$45.8 million||$45.3 million||$0.5 million|
|49||Serena Williams||Tennis||$45.3 million||$0.3 million||$45 million|
|50||Tom Brady||Football||$45.2 million||$1.2 million||$44 million|
Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Authors: Brett Knight, Matt Craig, Justin Birnbaum
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