Lionel Messi, declared as the highest paid Athlete in the Forbes 2019 list

1) Argentinean football star Lionel Messi topped the Forbes 2019 list of 100 world's highest-paid athlete Messi has topped the Forbes 2019 list as the world's highest paid athlete for the first time, dethroning boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather.

2) Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo was at the second spot and Brazilian footballer Neymar was spotted on the third place.

3) it is the first time since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings in 1990 that footballers have taken up the top three spots. 35 basketball players appear in the top 100 athletes.

4) Roger Federer was at the fifth place on the list.

5) other major names in the top 25 of the Forbes 2019 list include Tiger Woods, F1 racer Lewis Hamilton, tennis great Novak Djokovic And Irish martial artists and boxer Conor Mc Gregor. Serena Williams sole woman on Forbes 2019 lists with earnings.

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