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Lionel Messi Ranked 8th On List Of Richest Athletes In 2022 As Ronaldo Misses Out On Top 10

The 2022 richest athlete list is out and there are quite some is interesting additions and omissions but chief amongst them is five time ballon d’or winner, Ronaldo’s absence from the top 10 of the richest athletes in the world.

Ronaldo who left Juventus during the summer transfer window for a reunion with boyhood club, Manchester United is no doubt one of the richest athletes in the world, but fails to feature in the top 10 of the richest athletes rich list with rival on the pitch beating on the rankings to the 8th position.

Interesting Michael Jordan, who has not made a point in basketball for over a decade pips everyone to the number 1 spot of the richest athlete in the world, coming in first ahead of the likes of Tiger Woods and wrestling tycoon, Vince McMahon

Here is a list of the 10 richest athletes in the world, the sport and estimated net worth.

10. Michael Schumacher (racing driver): $600m

9. Magic Johnson (basketball): $600m

8. Lionel Messi (football): $600m

7. Junior Bridgeman (basketball): $600m

6. Eddie Jordan (racing driver): $600m

5. Tiger Woods (golf): $800m

4. Anna Kasprzak (dressage rider): $1bn

3. Ion Tiriac (tennis and ice hockey): $1.2bn

2. Vince McMahon (wrestling): $1.6bn

1. Michael Jordan (basketball): $2.2bn

With all the money Ronaldo earns at Manchester United, endorsement deals and money he makes from his social media accounts, the famous number 7 was able to only cut out a lonely 12 position for himself on the rich list of athletes for 2022

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