Rabindra Dhungel, 15 september 2020. Football star Lionel Messi has become the highest earning player in the world. Barcelona forward Messi tops Forbes’ list of highest-earning players of 2020.
Messi has an annual income of 126 million US dollars. Messi earns 9 million more than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has earned 92 million from salary and 34 million from endorsement.
Ronaldo has earned a total of 117 million, including 70 million from salary and 47 million from endorsements.
Forwards Neymar and Killian Mbappe from French club Paris Saint-Germain are in third and fourth place respectively. Neymar has an annual income of 96 million and Mbappe has an annual income of 42 million.
Mohamed Salah of Premier League club Liverpool is fifth and Paul Pogba of Manchester United is sixth. Barcelona’s Anthony Griezmann is seventh, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is eighth, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is ninth and Manchester United’s David de Haye is tenth.