- Michael Jordan has been named as the richest athlete in the world ahead of the likes of Tiger Wood and Messi
- Cristiano Ronaldo is not among the top 10 athletes as the Manchester United star only finished 12th with $500m
- Despite having many expensive cars in his garage and also gigantic mansions, Floyd Mayweather is ranked 15th richest athlete in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo who plays for Premier League side Manchester United has missed out on the top 10 list of richest athletes in the world as Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain ranked 8th.
There is no doubt about the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest footballers in the world considering the millions the Portuguese has been making for years.
Ronaldo is not only making money playing football as the former Real Madrid and Juventus star is also using his social media platforms for adverts where he makes cool cash.
According to the report on Sportsbible, Cristiano Ronaldo only managed to finish on 12th position on the list of richest athletes in the world 2022.
Who is ranked as the richest athlete in the world?
Michael Jordan has been named the richest athlete in the world ahead of wrestling tycoon Vince McMahon and golf legend Tiger Wood.
See below the top 10 list of richest athletes
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
Messi and Ronaldo snubbed in L'Equipe's team of 2021 as Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah tops list
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been snubbed from this year’s L’Equipe’s team of 2021 after both players were left out with Egyptian Mohammed Salah topping the list.
Messi has had a slow start to life in France scoring just once in the league since making a summer transfer from Barcelona to PSG.
Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo also failed to make the team despite scoring 14 goals in 22 games since returning to Old Trafford in August.
The list which was dominated by English-based players saw Chelsea having the most representation with Edouard Mendy, Ngolo Kante, and Jorginho making the list.