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Ronaldo Overtakes Messi To Set Another Guinness World Record

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Al-Nassr skipper Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Lionel Messi to set a new world record for the highest annual earnings of an athlete, attaining his 17th Guinness World Records title.
The 38-year-old Portugese attacker is estimated to have earned a whopping £107.5 million in the 12 months leading up to May 1, 2023.
Ronaldo has been on top of Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the first time since 2017.
However, it happens to be the third time the Portuguese topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
Ronaldo took the title from Argentina’s Lionel Messi, who was the highest-paid athlete a year ago, with an estimated £103 million when he was still on the books at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Al Nassr striker’s record-breaking income constitutes £35 million in on-field earnings and £68.5 million in endorsements.
The on-field earnings is made up of salaries, prize money and bonuses, while the off-field earnings are basically an estimate of sponsorship deals, appearance fees, memorabilia and licensing income.
Forbes calculates the earnings of athletes based on data derived from industry insiders, news reports and salary databases.

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