Forbes top-earning athletes 2019: The full list

Lionel Messi earns top spot, followed by Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar. But most of the new faces on the list are from the NFL

Published: Aug 29, 2019 10:18:11 AM IST
Updated: Aug 29, 2019 10:25:52 AM IST

Which sports stars score the biggest paydays? Most of the newest faces from our annual ranking play in the NFL, largely because football contracts offer bigger signing bonuses than in other leagues—followed by salaries that aren’t always guaranteed. Khalil Mack, for instance, bagged $34 million upfront.

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