Lionel Messi Tops Record Year for Forbes World's Highest-Paid Athletes List

Forbes released its World’s 50 Highest-Paid Athletes list earlier this week with soccer star Lionel Messi topping the list earning $130 million, $75 million on the field, and $55 million off. Brett Knight, a senior editor for SportsMoney at Forbes, joined Cheddar News to break down the latest list featuring a record amount of earnings for athletes in a single year. "Our top 50 athletes made almost $3 billion dollars combined. They were just under three billion. That's up about 200 million from our previous record for the top 50," he said. Knight also noted progress for women with two stars, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, cracking the list of fifty after the three previous years featured only men.
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