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Ranked! Top 15 Highest-Paid Athletes In the World in 2022 

Do you have a favorite athlete? If so, do you know how much money he or she makes? What follows is a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world – not only right now but of all time!

Conor McGregor: MMA Fighter

Last year, McGregor made $180 million. $130 million of that total came from selling his majority stake in Proper Twelve’s Irish whiskey brand.

Lionel Messi: Soccer Player

Earning a total income of $130 million last year with another $55 million in endorsements, Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated between $400 and 600 million

Cristiano Ronaldo: Soccer Player

This Manchester United footballer takes home a salary of $70 million combined with $50 million in endorsements, leaving him with a total net worth of $120 million.

Dak has a combined wealth of $107.5 million, including $97.5 million from his salary and $10 million from various sponsorships.

Dak Prescott: Football Quarterback

In 2021, LeBron earned an annual income of $126.9 million from his combined salary and endorsements.

LeBron James: Basketball Player

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior: Soccer Player

Neymar makes a salary of $76 million, while his endorsements amount to $19 million.

Roger Federer: Tennis Player

Roger made $90 million from sponsors and endorsements, alone, despite having a knee injury

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