These Latin American Sports Stars Are Among The World’s Highest Paid

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WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO Middleweight Title: Canelo Alvarez during fight vs Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas, NV 9/16/2017 CREDIT: Robert Beck (Photo by Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 7, 2018: No Caribbean athletes made the list, but three Latin American sports stars are among the Top 15 Highest Paid Athletes in the world, according to the latest Forbes list.

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Lionel Messi. (Photo by Brian Bahr/LatinContent/Getty Images)

In the top spot for Latin American athletes is Argentinean soccer star, Lionel Messi. Messi, 30, is the second highest paid athlete in the world with earnings put at US $111 million.

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Neymar of Barcelona in action. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

In the number two spot for Latin American sports stars is Neymar.  The 26-year-old Brazilian soccer star was listed as the fifth highest paid athlete in the world with total earnings of US $90 million.

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WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO Middleweight Title: Canelo Alvarez during fight vs Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas, NV 9/16/2017 CREDIT: Robert Beck (Photo by Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

And coming in at three for Latin American sports stars is Canelo Alvarez. The 27-year-old Guadalajara, Mexico boxer is listed as the 15th highest paid athlete in the world with earnings of US $44.5 million.


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