Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has become the highest paid athlete in the world, SİA informs, citing Sportico.
Over the past year, the basketball player has earned $126.9 million, with $90 million on advertising contracts.
PSG's Lionel Messi finished second for the second consecutive year. The striker earned $120 million, with $50 on promotion contracts.
Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo is third on the list with $115 million.
The five highest paid athletes included another Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar and Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez.
Last year's ranking winner Conor McGregor is only 21st this year. He managed to earn $52 million.
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