Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the richest athlete in the world. Photo: AP

Lionel Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list as Floyd Mayweather drops out of top 100

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the second wealthiest athlete in the world followed by Neymar, while Conor McGregor is 21st
  • The only female to make the list is Serena Williams, coming in at 63rd
Topic |   Uefa

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the richest athlete in the world. Photo: AP
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. His work has been published in The Guardian, Reader's Digest, The Globe & Mail, Business Insider, MSN and his commentary has appeared on the BBC and the CBC.