Top 7 Best Paid Young Sports Stars in the World As Kylian Mbappe Makes Cut

Top 7 Best Paid Young Sports Stars in the World As Kylian Mbappe Makes Cut

  • Forbes has released the list of the world's highest-earning sports stars under the age of 26 between May 2021 and May 2022
  • Kylian Mbappe is the only football star who featured in the list, with the PSG ace ranked fourth after he raked in £38m during the period under review
  • NFL star Josh Allen is the best-paid sports star after he banked an eyewatering £58m - in on-field earnings in the past year

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has made the cut for the world's best-paid young athletes.

Interestingly, Mbappe is the only footballer in the top seven list of the highest-paid athletes under the age of 26.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG, Forbes, Josh Allen, Naomi Osaka, Max Verstappen.
Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford. Photo by Michael Regan.
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According to the list released by Forbes, the French star ranks fourth on the list with an eyewatering £38 million in earnings between May 2021 and May 2022.

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Little-known Josh Allen, who plays in the NFL, tops the charts, while tennis superstar Naomi Osaka was placed second.

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According to The Sun, Allen was the highest-paid young athlete in the world in the past year after raking in £58m - in on-field earnings after putting pen to paper on his lucrative new deal with Buffalo Bills.

On her part, Osaka banked a whopping £51m in total earnings, with the vast majority of her earnings coming from her off-the-field endorsements.

SunSport claims the tennis star has more than 20 corporate partners, including Nike, Mastercard and Louis Vuitton.

Below are the best-paid sports stars in the world below the age of 26 per Forbes (earnings in the past year):

  1. Josh Allen (NFL) - £58m
  2. Naomi Osaka (tennis) - £51m
  3. Max Verstappen (F1) - £42M
  4. Kylian Mbappe (football) - £38m
  5. Marshon Lattimore (NFL) - £36m
  6. Devin Booker (NBA) - £35m
  7. Jake Paul (boxing) - £33m