This year, sports’ biggest stars hit the jackpot, taking home a total of $1.1 billion. Astronomical earnings for professional athletes reached an all-time high this year, driven by lucrative contracts, thriving business opportunities and strategic investments. In this ranking, discover the 10 richest athletes of 2023, world icons who knew how to turn their success on the ground into real wealth.
#3 Kylian Mbappe
sports income : 100 million dollars
non-sports income : 20 million dollars
nation : France
sports : soccer
age : 24 years
At just 24 years old, Kylian Mbappé has sensationally entered the 2023 Richest Athletes ranking, taking third place. With the highest salary among footballers, and having narrowly missed out on his second World Cup with France, Mbappe is confirming his status as a soccer prodigy.
Arrived on the 35thH ranking position last year, Kylian Mbappe He enters the top ten in 2023 and is the only athlete in this elite who has it less than 30. He has the highest salary of all footballers, which seems justified after he narrowly missed out on a second consecutive World Cup with France in 2022 and finished just behind his PSG teammate, Lionel Messi, for the FIFA World Player of the Year award. In June, he first became an ambassador for Sorare, a cryptocurrency-based fantasy game, and he wielded his growing influence later that summer during a dispute with the French Football Federation (FFF). After Mbappe refused to take part in a photo session with the French national team (he allegedly objected to the promotion of some brands under a contract with the team), the French Football Federation soon announced that it would revise its agreement on the rights to the players’ photo. .