According to the web search results, the highest paid sportsmen in 2023 are mostly football players, with Cristiano Ronaldo topping the list with an estimated earnings of $202.9 million, followed by Lionel Messi with $194 million, and Kylian Mbappe with $180 million. These figures include both on-field and off-field income, such as salaries, bonuses, endorsements, and business ventures.
Other sports that have high-paid athletes in 2023 are basketball, boxing, golf, and mixed martial arts. Some of the notable names in these sports are LeBron James, Canelo Alvarez, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Stephen Curry, Conor McGregor, and Kevin Durant.
The following table summarizes the top 10 highest paid sportsmen in 2023, based on the Forbes list:
1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) $202.9
2 Lionel Messi (Football) $194
3 Kylian Mbappe (Football) $180
4 LeBron James (Basketball) $96.5
5 Canelo Alvarez (Boxing) $94
6 Dustin Johnson (Golf) $82
7 Phil Mickelson (Golf) $80.5
8 Stephen Curry (Basketball) $74.5
9 Conor McGregor (MMA) $70
10 Kevin Durant (Basketball) $69