Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest-paid athlete in the world in 2020, according to the annual Forbes report, in a ranking led by Irish fighter Conor McGregor and Lionel Messi.
Regarding the 2019 figures, the Juventus player and the Portuguese national team fell to third place, with gains of $ 120 million (about € 99.5 million), 50 of which took place off the field, for example.
Headed by Conor McGregor, an MMA fighter, he earned $ 22 million to fight back to the UFC, but sold his whiskey company for $ 150 million.
In 2020, the Irishman earned $ 180 million (about 150 million euros), surpassing Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, who surpassed Ronaldo with earnings of 130 million (about 108 million).
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, the 2019 leader, who only played the Australian Open in 2020 due to the epidemic and physical problems, has fallen to seventh place, with $ 90 million (about 75 million), almost all of it off the field.
American football player Duck Prescott ($ 107.5 million), American basketball player LeBron James (96.5) and Brazilian soccer player Neymar (95) took the first places after the podium.
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (82 million), Formula 1 world champion, American football player Tom Brady (76) and American basketball player Kevin Durant (75), one of the top ten.