Messi, Ronaldo, Stephen Curry, LeBorn James, Phil Mickelson, Canelo Alvarez, Dustin Johnson

Sports Player Who Earn The Most in 2023

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Assuredly, when sports players become professional athletes, they make money by constantly torturing their bodies in order to achieve outstanding results. Before we know their income, we should have a good mindset: the general public should recognize All athletes’ earnings seriously because they truly deserve it, even if we have no chance to see their hard work on the spot. In addition, over 80% of athletes have permanent injuries when they retire, including Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, Meniscus Damage, Joint Dislocation, etc.

Well, the total earnings of these sports players include their basic salaries, incentives, prize bonuses, transfer fees, invitation fees, appearance fees, licensing fees, and endorsement fees. These income amounts do not include any expenses, taxes, or fines they must pay.

No 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (USD 136,000,000)

  • Date Born: 05 February 1985, 38 years
  • Sports: Soccer
  • Brand Endorsement: Nike, Altice, Herbalife, DAZN, MTG, Clear shampoo, Abbott, Unilever
  • Sports League: Saudi Al Nassr F.C., Portugal National Team
  • Net Worth: USD 500,000,000++
Ronaldo Goal in Sports
Ronaldo Goal Moment
Ronaldo Sports Car
Ronaldo and his Bugatti Chiron Supercar
Ronaldo with NIKE

No 2. Lionel Messi (USD 130,000,000)

  • Date Born: 24 June 1987, 36 years old
  • Sports: Soccer
  • Brand Endorsement: Louis Vuitton, Adidas, BK959, Tata Motors, Pepsi, Huawei, Gatorade, Lay’s, Mastercard, Budweiser, Gillette, SikSilk, Byju’s, Sirin Labs, Air Europa, Pro Evolution Soccer, Jacob and Co., OrCam, Mengniu.
  • Sports League: Inter Miami, Argentina National Team
  • Net Worth: USD 600,000,000++
Messi won the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Messi Endorsement deals
Messi advertisement promoting the luxury casino brand BK959
Messi and his children

No 3. Kylian Mbappe (USD 120,000,000)

  • Date Born: 20 December 1998, 24 years old
  • Sports: Soccer
  • Brand Endorsement: Nike, Hublot, Oakley
  • Sports League:  Paris Saint-Germain F.C., France National Football Team
  • Net Worth: USD 180,000,000++
Mbappe shouts when he wins
Mbappe’s private jet Challenger 350
Mbappe wearing Hublot watches

No 4. LeBron James (USD 119,500,000)

  • Date Born: 30 December 1984, 38 years old
  • Sports: Basketball
  • Brand Endorsement: Nike, McDonald’s, Blaze Pizza, Beats Electronics, Sprite, Upper Deck, State Farm Insurance, Audemars Piguet, Dunkin’ Donuts, Samsung, Kia, Verizon, Intel
  • Sports League: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Net Worth: USD 1,000,000,000++
Lebron James playing sports
LeBron James dunks during basketball game
LeBron and his family
LeBron James designing a Swiss watch

No 5. Canelo Alvarez (USD 110,000,000)

  • Date Born: 18 July 1990, 33 years old
  • Sports: Boxing
  • Brand Endorsement: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Everlast
  • Sports League: WBA, WBC, 
  • Net Worth: USD 200,000,000++
Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez career belt
Canelo Alvarez’s ferrari supercar

No 6. Dustin Johnson (USD 107,000,000)

  • Date Born: 22 June 1984, 39 years old
  • Sports: Golf
  • Brand Endorsement: TaylorMade, Hublot, BodyArmor, NetJets, Perfect Practice
  • Sports League: PGA Championship, LIV Golf, Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open
  • Net Worth: USD 100,000,000++
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson won LIV Golf Boston 2023
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky

No 7. Phil Mickelson (USD 106,000,000)

  • Date Born: 16 June 1970, 53 years old
  • Sports: Golf
  • Brand Endorsement: Rolex watches, Mizzen + Main, Intrepid Financial Partners, VistaJet, Greyhawk Golf Club, Mellin
  • Sports League: PGA Championship, LIV Golf, Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The Open
  • Net Worth: USD 400,000,000++
Phil Mickelson

No 8. Stephen Curry (USD 100,400,000)

  • Date Born: 14 March 1988, 35 years old
  • Sports: Basketball
  • Brand Endorsement: Under Armour, Chase, Nissan Motor, Rakuten, Sony, JP Morgan, Brita, Unilever, Vivo, Infiniti, FTX
  • Sports League: Golden State Warriors
  • Net Worth: USD 92,800,000++
Stephen Curry

No 9. Roger Federer (USD 95,100,000)

  • Date Born: 08 August 1981, 42 years old
  • Sports: Tennis
  • Brand Endorsement: Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Rimowa, Credit Suisse, Lindt, Jura Elektroapparate, Sunrise, On Running, Moët & Chandon, Uniqlo
  • Sports League: ATP Tour
  • Net Worth: USD 550,000,000++
Roger Federer

No 10. Kevin Durant (USD 89,100,000)

  • Date Born: 29 September 1988, 35 years old
  • Sports: Basketball
  • Brand Endorsement: Nike, Google, Alaska Air group, Beats by Dre, American Family Insurance, BBVA, Sparkling Ice, Panini, NBA 2K, Gatorade, Sonic Drive-in, Skullcandy, Sprint
  • Sports League: Phoenix Suns, United States of America
  • Net Worth: USD 300,000,000++
Kevin Durant


All of these sports players were not just born with talents; the most critical factor in their success is their willpower, which is stronger than that of ordinary people, and they practice hard. If you want to be as successful as they are, get a coach, start training, push yourself to your maximum limit, and never give up!

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