Kylian Mbappe Makes His Debut to Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes
Kylian Mbappe has joined the ranks of the world’s highest-paid athletes after earning $120 million, between May 1, 2022, and May 1, 2023.
On a list recently released by Forbes of the World’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes in 2023, the 24-year old Cameroonian-born French footballer earned an impressive $100 million in prize money, salaries, and bonuses from May 1, 2022, to May 1, 2023.
He also earned an estimated $20 million from off-field sources such as sponsorships, appearance fees, and licensing income for the 12 months leading up to May 1, 2023.
The captain of the France national team who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain earned a total of $120 million during the reviewed period, securing his place as the third highest-paid athlete in the world despite being just 24 years old.
Football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who earned $136 million and $130 million respectively were the only footballers who have surpassed his earnings.
What to note about Kylian Mbappe.
Kylian Mbappé was born in Paris on December 29, 1998 to Fayza Lamari and Wilfried Mbappe, a French-Cameroonian coach and agent. He made waves in the football world by signing for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 at the age of 18 with a transfer fee of €180 million.
This was a record-breaking amount, making him the second-most expensive player and the priciest teenage player in history. He is the only member under 30 years old in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes in 2023 after moving from 35th place to the third spot, In just a year.
According to Sky Sports, Mbappe presently holds the highest-paying salary in all of football, with a monthly wage of £4 million ($5 million) and a signing-on figure of approximately £100 million ($125.15 million).
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