Messi is the world's highest paid athlete

Published June 12, 2019 133 Plays $0.06 earned

Rumble / Trending NewsBecoming only the second footballer to top the list, the 31-year-old Argentine edged out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits second having earned $109 million last year. Despite heading the Forbes list, Messi has endured a mixed season at the Catalan club. Business magazine Forbes released its list of the top 100 highest paid athletes on Tuesday, which combines prize money, salaries and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019.