Lionel Messi Named Fourth-Highest Paid Entertainer In The World Behind Taylor Swift But Ahead Of Ed Sheeran
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Lionel Messi Named Fourth-Highest Paid Entertainer In The World Behind Taylor Swift But Ahead Of Ed Sheeran

Lionel Messi has been named the fourth highest-paid entertainer in the world, according to Forbes.

Forbes released their list of the top 100 highest-paid celebrities for 2019 with Messi landing at No. 4 overall.

The American business magazine estimated that the Barcelona superstar raked in a staggering $127 million (£101 million) as of July 2019.

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Messi’s on an eye-watering contract at Barcelona. He signed a new deal last year which sees him earn a basic £50 million per year before tax. He also has an extremely lucrative sponsorship deal with Adidas.

His arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo also cracks the top ten. He’s placed in No.6 at $109 million (£87 million) while Neymar is in No.7 at $105 million (£84 million).

Middleweight king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who pocketed a cool $94 million (£75 million), rounds off the top ten.

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Musician Taylor Swift leads the world’s highest-paid celebrities list. She made an insane $185 million (£148 million).

Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, The Eagles and Dr. Phi make up the top ten.

Here’s the top ten in full:

1. Taylor Swift ($185 M)

2. Kylie Jenner ($170 M)

3. Kanye West ($150 M)

4. Lionel Messi ($127 M)

5. Ed Sheeran ($110 M)

6. Cristiano Ronaldo ($109 M)

7. Neymar ($105 M)

8. The Eagles ($100 M)

9. Dr. Phil McGraw ($95 M)

10. ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ($94 M)

Roger Federer, LeBron James, Lewis Hamilton, Anthony Joshua and Conor McGregor, among many other sport stars, make up the top 100.

11. Roger Federer ($93.4 M)

14. Rusell Wilson ($89.5 M)

16. Aaron Rodgers ($89.3 M)

17. LeBron James ($89 M)

23. Stephen Curry ($79.8 M)

32. Kevin Durant ($65.4 M)

34. Tiger Woods ($63.9 M)

48. Ben Roethlisberger ($55.5 M)

49. Lewis Hamilton ($55 M)

49. Antony Joshua ($55 M)

49. Khalil Mack ($55 M)

52. Russell Westbrook ($53.7)

55. Novak Djokovic ($50.6 M)

55. Mike Trout ($50.6 M)

64. James Harden ($47.7 M)

65. Conor McGregor ($47 M)

66. DeMarcus Lawrence ($46.9 M)

70. Bryce Harper ($44.5 M)

72. Chris Paul ($43.8 M)

73. Kyrie Irving ($43.3 M)

75. Giannis Antetokounmpo ($43.2 M)

79. Drew Brees ($42.4 M)

81. Aaron Donald ($41.4 M)

82. Damian Lillard ($41.1 M)

86. Sebastian Vettel ($40.3 M)

91. Blake Griffin ($39.1 M)

92. Rory McIlroy ($39 M)

94. Paul George ($38.6 M)

98. Brandin Cooks ($38 M)

The World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers 2019.

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