Neymar tops list of richest athletes under 30 after earning $90m in 2018

Neymar tops list of richest athletes under 30 after earning $90m in 2018

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:46 PM
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- Neymar earned twice as much as NBA star James Harden in 2018

- The PSG forward raked in $90 million in salary and endorsements to emerge top

- Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale also made it to the list

Despite having a relatively difficult campaign riddled with injuries in the just concluded 2018/19 season, Neymar is smiling all the way to the bank after emerging world's highest-earning athlete under the age of 30.

It is understood the Paris Saint-Germain raked in a massive $90 million in both salaries and endorsements to emerge top.

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Owing to his elite talent in football and strong brand, Neymar pulled in over double the amount of money NBA star, James Harden, earned in the year in review.

The star forward is arguably one of the most marketable faces in the world of sport, attracting massive contracts with multi-billion brands globally.

American giants Nike have invested heavily on Neymar, along with the likes of Gillette, Red Bull, Beats by Dre, Replay and Gol Airlines.

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Manchester United star, Paul Pogba, and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale also made the list researched by American Gambler.

Ex-Chelsea star Oscar is perhaps the surprising fourth footballer who was ranked, after making vast earnings following his switch to the Chinese Super League.

Here are the top 15 highest paid sports stars under 30:

Neymar (Football) - $90m

James Harden (Basketball) - $46m

Canelo Alvarez (Boxing) - $44m

Derek Carr (NFL) - $42m

Jordan Spieth (Golf) - $41m

Damian Lillard (Basketball) - $39m

Anthony Joshua (Boxing) - $39m

Trumaine Johnson (NFL) - $37m

Jimmy Garoppolo (NFL) - $36m

Kyrie Irving (Basketball) - $36m

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Basketball) - $35m

Anthony Davis (Basketball) - $34m

Gareth Bale (Football) - $34m

Kei Nishikori (Tennis) - $34m

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