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Forbes 2023 ranking of the highest-paid athletes in the world: which athletes under the age of 25 are in the top 50?

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Leading a group of five members of Generation Z in the ranking of the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2023, French soccer star Kylian Mbappe earned $120 million this year.

In the past twelve months, Kylian Mbappe She helped France qualify for a second consecutive World Cup final and finished second in the voting for the FIFA World Player of the Year award. He became the top scorer in the history of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which should soon win with 11 goalsH title of champion of France.

With this success, he earned every penny from the contract extension he signed with Paris Saint-Germain in May 2022. His club will pay him a discretionary salary and bonuses of $100 million. Besides sponsorship deals and other commercial activities, Mbappe won $120 million last year, which allowed him to take third place in the ranking of the highest-paid athletes in the world, against 35H a year ago.

It’s huge for a player who’s only 24 years old. However, he’s not the only one climbing the earnings rankings at such a young age.

Five of the top 50 highest-earning athletes are 25 years of age or younger and have received 354 million dollars Over the past 12 months, including $304 million in sports revenue. The remaining $50 million comes from non-sports revenue.

The average age of these five geniuses is much lower than that of the 50 highest-paid athletes, which is 33 this year, and only 11 other members of the standings are under 30, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antikonmo28, in the lead.

The obstacles preventing the rest of Generation Z from reaching the leaderboard are significant. The NFL and NBA pay scales determine what the brightest young stars can earn in their rookie decade. Meanwhile, MLB players usually can’t make a lot of money until they’ve spent six years in the big league and are eligible for a Free agency.

However, only three athletes 25 years of age or younger have managed to reach the world rankings: Quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals Kyler MurrayManchester City striker Erling Halland And a player for the Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic.

Expect them to appear more in future rankings.

Here are the highest paid athletes under 25 in the world:

#1 Kylian Mbappe – $120 Million

sports income $100 million non-sports income $20 million sports : Football |age : 24 years | nation : France

The Paris Saint-Germain striker made it into the top 50 highest-paid athletes for the first time at the age of 21 in 2020. Over the past 12 months, Mbappe’s income has reached a new high, rising from $43 million in the world rankings in 2022. $120 million, which catapulted him into the top ten for the first time. With a salary and bonuses estimated at $100 million, he is the highest-paid athlete in terms of athletic income, and of all team sports combined. The French striker, who appears to be heading towards another Ligue 1 title this season, has also secured valuable sponsorship deals with partners including Nike, Dior and cryptocurrency-based fantasy sports Surare.

#2 Kyle Murray – $70.5 Million

sports income $67 million non-sports income : $3.5 million | sports : American Football | age : 25 years | nation : United State

After a second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, the Arizona Cardinals quarterback signed a five-year extension last summer worth a maximum $230.5 millionwith a signing bonus $29 million in 2022 and an additional optional bonus of 36 million dollars this year. Those staggering numbers aren’t the only reason his contract has caused a stir: NFL Network revealed that the contract contained an unusual clause that required Murray to study game footage every week during the season, a clause that the Cardinals subsequently removed. media attention. Off the field, the quarterback is among the celebrities teaming up with esports powerhouse FaZe Clan.

#3 Max Verstappen – $64 Million

sports income $60 million non-sports income $4 million sports : F1 | age : 25 years |nation : Holland

Max Verstappen had a great season in 2022, winning 15 races (out of a possible 22), an F1 record, on his way to his second consecutive drivers’ championship. He is on track to achieve similar success in 2023, with three wins in the first five races of the season. The driver received a significant raise when he signed a new contract with Red Bull Racing in March 2022 and it is believed that he will receive lucrative race winning bonuses as well as the season title.

#4 Erling Haaland – $52 Million

sports income $40 million non-sports income $12 million sports : Football | age : 22 years | nation : Norway

Erling Haaland is included in the ranking of the highest paid athletes of the year. He entered the rating at 32H Place, while exploding in the Premier League. Since his move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City in June, the forward has scored 36 league goals, setting a Premier League record with three matches left to play, and winning the Premier League’s most prestigious award last week. Football Writers Association. In March, he ended the bidding war by signing a long-term deal with Nike that is considered one of the most lucrative shoe partnerships in football.

#5 Luka Doncic – $47.2 Million

sports income : $37.2 million | non-sports income $10 million sports : basketball | age : 24 years | nation : Slovenia

Luka Doncic had a lackluster finish to the season as the Dallas Mavericks missed the playoffs, but his career got off to a great start, making four first-team appearances for the NBA during his five years in the league, most recently last week. The 2020 and 2021 picks allowed him to sign a so-called “super-max” extension in August 2021, with an expected value of $207 million more than five years. Off the field, Luka Doncic released Nike’s Jordan signature shoes in September, and previewed a second iteration of the shoe last month, wearing a pair during a game in Dallas. The new shoes are expected to be released later this year.

Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Authors: Brett Knight and Justin Beerbaum

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