Top 15 Highest-Paid Athletes In the World for 2022

Millions of sports fans will attest to each of these individuals’ priceless talent nurtured by years of hard work, persistence, passion, and discipline. In the real world, such talent is monetized.

The list is simply based on their salary, even when we mention additional endorsements.

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

Conor McGregor: MMA Fighter


Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated between $400 and 600 million, making him one of the richest soccer players in the world.

Lionel Messi: 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Soccer Player


Dak has a combined wealth of $107.5 million, including $97.5 million from his salary and $10 million from various sponsorships. This was a first in the history of the NFL.

Dak Prescott: Football Quarterback


He has the top endorsement spot in the NBA. In 2021, LeBron earned an annual income of $126.9 million from his combined salary and endorsements.

LeBron James: Basketball Player


Bagging the most expensive transfer in soccer history, a massive $263 million, is an even more impressive feat. Neymar makes a salary of $76 million.

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior: Soccer Player