In the world of sports, young emerging talents never cease to cause a stir. Among them, French football prodigy Kylian Mbappe stands out as the leader of a group of five members of Generation Z who are ranked among the highest-paid athletes in the world in 2023. But Mbappe is not the only youngster climbing the ladder. Ranking of the highest paid athletes. In fact, five of the top 50 highest paid athletes are 25 or younger, and they’ve made a total of $354 million over the past 12 months.