Messi tops the list of the highest paid footballers

Lionel Messi is the richest footballer on the planet, according to Forbes magazine. The Argentine star exceeds the amount of 100 million euros per year in total earnings, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo (98 million). Neymar complete the podium with 80 kilos and among the three, for now, there is a world until reaching the fourth place: Kyllian Mbappe (35 million). Of course, the prestigious magazine warns that the Frenchman is going strong and with his youth and projection, he could soon see his numbers on the list skyrocket.

1. Lionel Messi, Barcelona (107 million euros).

The Rosario crack, after a busy summer, ensures to tie more than 100 million euros of total earnings. By staying at Barça he will receive 78 million euros in salary. In extra money for advertising, Messi will enter 29 million euros.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus (98 million euros).

Ronaldo is the most popular athlete on the planet with 457 million followers on social media. His lifetime sponsor Nike, along with other major brands, pay him 40 million euros. In salary, Ronaldo will enter 58 kilos.

3. Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain (80 million euros).

The 28-year-old Brazilian striker quadrupled his salary when he left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017. PSG is spending more than 505 million euros to keep him in the French capital and in salary, he will receive 65 million. This summer Nike ended its relationship with the Brazilian allowing him to sign with Puma. It is down and his latest controversies could cause more brands to break with him. Currently, it earns 15 million in advertising.

4. Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain (35 million euros).

For the second year in a row, Mbappe was named the winner of the Ligue 1 Golden Boot. His club also repeated as league champion. The 21-year-old Frenchman was cast on the prestigious cover of the EA Sports FIFA 21 game, making him one of the youngest players ever to go solo. Precisely, in advertising the forward will be made with 12 million euros. In salary he will enter 23 kilos.

5. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (€ 31 million).

In February, the 28-year-old footballer partnered with Vodafone on a long-term contract to become an ambassador for a UN program providing digital learning tools to refugees in his native Egypt. His high performance in the Premier to take him to the top in the most prestigious competitions, place him in fifth place. 20 million for the Egyptian in salary and 11 in advertising.

The list is completed Paul pogba, Manchester United (28 million euros); Antoine griezzman, from Barcelona (27 million euros); Gareth Bale, Real Madrid (24 million euros); Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (23 million) and David De Gea (22 million).