Forbes announced the list of highest earning athletes for 2019. In the list, the Egyptian International and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was ranked among the top 25 athletes, while Barcelona mega-star Lionel Messi topped the list for the first time.
Messi ousted boxer Floyd Mayweather, who topped the last season’s list, after his annual income reached $ 127 million, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus and Neymar of Paris St Germain.
The annual income of the Egyptian star Salah reached $ 25.1 million, between his salary in Liverpool, and the earnings of advertisements, and in this category, he ranked 89th on the list.
The website revealed that Messi earned in one year between June in 2018 and 2019 approximately $ 92 million, while he earned advertising advertisement money worth $ 35 million during the same period. The Argentine surpassed Ronaldo, whose annual income was $109 million, and Neymar, who earned $ 105 million.