Financial Pilgrimage

World's Top 15 Highest-Paid Athletes 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.

We will look at this elite group to find out what helps make them tick. Let the count-off begin!

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: Soccer Player


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

Cristiano Ronaldo: 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.

Dak Prescott: Football Quarterback

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.


LeBron James: Basketball Player

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.


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