Cristiano Ronaldo, beside Leo Messi


Cristiano beats Messi on the list of highest paid athletes of the decade

Published:27/12/2019 - 17:01h

Updated:27/12/2019 - 19:44h

Leo Messi is the third athlete who has earned more money in this decade that is about to end. The Argentine is the third in a list led by boxer Floyd Myweather, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo

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Although a lot of people does not put of agreement in if the decade finishes in this 2019 or does it in the 2020, a lot of media have taken advantage of already to take out the typical lists of "the best of the decade". In the case of the magazine 'Forbes', have decided to do a listing with the better sportsmen paid of this decade. As it could not be of another way, Leo Messi appears in the 'top 10' closing a podium that leads Floyd Mayweather.

The known boxer has been the sportsman that more money has embolsado of these last ten years, with 915 million dollars. The American has not litigated too much, but with the five fights that has had these last years has cost him to be the leader of this list. After him they arrive Cristiano Ronaldo and the Argentinian forward of the FC Barcelona, that has to conform with being by behind the luso.

The goleador of the Juventus of Turín is second with 800 millions won in this decade, 50 more than Messi, that closes the podium with 750 'kilos'. The wage of the '10' of the Barça is upper to the of the Portuguese from does years, but seems that the ex of the Real Madrid has carried more by advertising subjects that the blaugrana. Now, for example, Leo wins around 40, whereas CR7 carries some 31 to the year.

Although it do not win him regarding money refers , the one of Rosario his can boast to having won more Balloons of Gold and more Boots of Gold that the one of Madeira. Messi has already six Balloons of Gold, by the five that has Christian, that seems that no longer it will reach him. In the referred to trophies of maximum goleador of Europe, the captain culé carries already six, after the harvested this past course, whereas the bianconero carries four.

Lebron James follows to the two 'cracks'

After the two better footballers of the last ten years arrives Lebron James, that also has been the best of the planet in the his is decade. 'The King' won 680 'kilos', in addition to three rings, four MVP of the NBA and other three MVP of the finals. After Lebron would arrive Roger Federer and Tiger Woods, that with 640 and 615 would close the 'top 5' of better sportsmen paid of the decade.

Phil Mickelson (480), Manny Pacquiao (435), Kevin Durant (425) and Lewis Hamilton (400) complete this curious 'top 10' elaborated by 'Forbes'. The only woman that goes in in this listing between the 40 first is Serena Williams with 215 millions. This data leaves in evidence once again that in sportive terms the brecha salarial between the masculine sport and the feminine keeps on being enormous.

The 10 better sportsmen paid:

  1. Floyd Mayweather | 915
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo | 800
  3. Lionel Messi | 750
  4. LeBron James | 680
  5. Roger Federer | 640
  6. Tiger Woods | 615
  7. Phil Mickelson | 480
  8. Manny Pacquiao | 435
  9. Kevin Durant | 425
  10. Lewis Hamilton | 400

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