Kylian Mbappe is the highest-paid football player in world football.
The French player, 23, managed to rake in a total of 125 million, edging out football greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who have dominated the sport and royalties for nearly two decades.
Mbappé signed a three-year extension with club Paris Saint-Germain in May, for $412 million, making him the highest-paid player in the game.
In the 2022-23 season, Mbappé is earning $206 million with $20 million of it coming from endorsements.
Second on the list is Ronaldo earning a total of $186 million with $60 million of it coming from endorsements.
Lionel Messi is third, earning $181 million while Neymar comes in at fourth with $150 million.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is in fifth place at $65 million, Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard is next with $51 million and Andrés Iniesta is earning $50 million.
Raheem Sterling is in eighth place earning $48 million while Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne $48 million and Atlético Madrid’s Antonie Griezmann $45 million round out the list.
Here’s the full list of the top 10:
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