Cristiano Ronaldo is acceptable to leapfrog semipermanent rival Lionel Messi arsenic the highest-paid shot subordinate successful the world, according to Forbes.
Following his determination backmost to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to gain $125 cardinal earlier taxes this play -- with $70 cardinal coming from his wage and bonuses alone.
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Messi, meanwhile, is acceptable to gain $110 cardinal successful the 2021-22 season, making him the second-highest earner successful the game.
The 34-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona this twelvemonth and is anticipated to gain much than Ronaldo successful presumption of wage -- $75 million
But Ronaldo -- who is the astir fashionable jock connected societal media with much than 500 cardinal followers crossed Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, according to Forbes -- brings successful $55 cardinal successful endorsements compared to Messi's $35 million.
Messi's PSG teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe beryllium 3rd and 4th connected the list, with the duo expected to gain $95 cardinal and $43 cardinal respectively.
Neymar, who precocious signed a four-year extension, is expected to gain much than Ronaldo successful presumption of on-field net ($75 million) but has obscurity adjacent the aforesaid pulling powerfulness erstwhile it comes to endorsements, forecast to bring successful $20 million.
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