Lewis Hamilton drops out of Forbes’ rich list with Lionel Messi above Cristiano Ronaldo

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LEWIS HAMILTON now not has a spot in Forbes’ top-10 richest sports activities stars.

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Components 1 star Lewis Hamilton has dropped out of Forbes’ top-10 highest paid athletes, while soccer legend Lionel Messi has moved forward of Cristiano Ronaldo following his transfer to Paris Saint Germain. Forbes releases the record yearly, nevertheless this 12 months one man lacking from the record is Hamilton.

The Englishman’s earnings little question took successful after he dramatically missed out on a report eighth world title, after dropping to rival Max Verstappen on the final lap of the final race on the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While Hamilton has fallen out of the record, the person who will be discovered on the prime is Messi.

The Argentine star made the transfer to PSG final summer season after ending his 17-year stick with FC Barcelona. While his wages within the French capital are lower than that of what he earnt throughout his closing season in Spain, Messi’s earnings is alleged to have been closely boosted due to a variety of endorsements and sponsorships, in line with Forbes.

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Lewis Hamilton drops out of Forbes’ rich list with Lionel Messi above Cristiano Ronaldo

Lewis Hamilton has slipped out Forbes’ top-10 wealthy record. (Picture: GETTY)

The 34-year-old’s main pre-tax gross earnings over the past 12 months got here in at a cool £106 million, £12 million greater than his long-time rival Ronaldo who got here in third with £94 million following his return to Manchester United. The person who splits the 2 soccer stars is basketball legend LeBron James whose earnings got here in at £99 million.

Additional down the record comes Messi’s PSG teammate Neymar, who sits fourth on £78 million, while NBA stars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are available at fifth and sixth, on £76 million and £75 million respectively. Regardless of not competing since final summer season’s Wimbledon, tennis legend Roger Federer continues to be incomes a fairly penny as he finds himself seventh with a gross earnings of £74 million.

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Lewis Hamilton drops out of Forbes’ rich list with Lionel Messi above Cristiano Ronaldo

Roger Federer is seventh on the record. (Picture: GETTY)

In eighth comes boxing’s consultant after Mexican Canelo Alvarez raked in a cool £73 million throughout the 12 months, regardless of his current shock defeat to Russia’s Dmitry Bivol. The ultimate two spots are occupied by two American stars, with NFL legend Tom Brady coming in ninth with £68 million in a 12 months that noticed him name time on his profession, earlier than popping out of retirement simply two months later.

The ultimate spot on the record is occupied by basketballer Giannis Antetokounmpo who introduced in £66 million following his 12 months with the Milwaukee Bucks. His inclusion, and Neymar’s current thirtieth birthday means he’s the one sports activities star on the record nonetheless in his twenties.


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