Read highest paid athletes in the world in 2023 They don’t earn as much as male athletes in the same sport (or others) but they are already legends in their respective disciplines and their earnings are impressive.
The list of highest paid athletes is headed by Cristiano Ronaldowhich posted a profit of $136 million, followed by Lionel Messi with 130 million dollars and Kylian Mbappe with a profit of 120 million dollars. Fourth place went to Lebron James at $119.5 million, and the top five closes with the Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarezwhich made a profit of 110 million dollars.
The numbers are impressive, but they also show that there is a huge gulf between male and female athletes, made even clearer when Forbes announced that Serena Williams was the only woman to make the top 50 in 2023 .
Actually, Williams slipped to 49th place with a profit of $45.3 million, placing only ahead Tom Brady.
What’s interesting about all of this is that while Williams is now the highest-paid woman in the sport (Naomi Osaka had snatched that title from her), she had a series of injuries that kept her out of the game for a while (and less income as a result ) the difference between her and Cristiano Ronaldo, the highest paid male athlete, is almost $85 million.
Who are the highest paid athletes?
Williams She’s the only woman to make the top 50, thanks to huge “endorsing deals with more than a dozen brands, including Nike, Lincoln and Michelob Ultra,” says Forbes.