Messi is sports world’s highest earner: Forbes

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Lionel Messi is the sport’s highest-paid athlete according to an annual survey by Forbes © AFP / Andres LARROVERE NEW YORK, United States, Jun 11 – Lionel Messi was the world’s highest paid athlete over the past year, Forbes reported on Tuesday in its annual sporting rich list. Barcelona and Argentina star Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world’s highest earner, raking in $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. That put Messi ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus and...

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