Who are the highest paid athletes in 2022? The athletes who make the most money are typically the best players in their particular sport. To get to the level of earning millions of dollars, athletes must train relentlessly, compete at the highest level to win lots of games, and generally possess freakish athletic ability. The athletes who earn the most money are true international superstars who live impossibly luxurious lives on and off the field. Who is the highest paid athlete in the world right now?
International soccer stars Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Cristiano Ronaldo earn the most money out of anyone, making the footballing trio among the highest paid athletes of all time. Meanwhile QB Josh Allen and QB Kirk Cousins are among the highest paid NFL players. Steph Curry and James Harden are top of the highest paid NBA players. Other well-paid athletes are MLB pitcher Max Scherzer, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, and tennis star Novak Djokovic.
Check out all the best paid athletes below and come back when new sports stars get fat contracts to see how their salaries stack up!