Virat Kohli is generally considered to be the king of the cricket world as well as earning. Virat’s net worth is estimated to be around $127 million. But if we talk about football, then it has more craze than cricket all over the world. Talking about the highest earning sportsperson in the world, Indian cricket fans may be in for a shock as Virat Kohli’s name is not on the top. Virat Kohli, who has made a lot of records in the world of cricket, is not the number one in earning in the world. By the way, the names of veteran football players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are also not on top in this list.
Kylian Mbappé, who is a French football player, is at the top of the earning list. He has been awarded the League A Player of the Award three times in the last four leagues. Killian is only 23 years old, but he has earned $ 110 million on field and $ 18 million through off field events. This is a total of 1040 crore rupees in Indian currency. After Killian, Lionel Messi is named second in earnings, earning a total of $ 110 million. Argentina’s star striker Messi earns $65 million on the field. Apart from this, he also earns through many events.
Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of around $100 million. He owns brands like Nike, Herbalife and Livescore. 60 percent of his earnings come from the field. On the other hand, Brazilian striker Neymar Jr’s earnings are around $87 million.
This is also the reason for the popularity of football
Football fans are not only crazy about their teams and favorite players, but they are very excited about the World Cup. In countries like India, cricket is considered to be the best in the world, but this form of cricket is not seen in many parts of the world. Football has gained a lot of recognition in the world. One of the main reasons behind this is the amount of money players get from playing football. If you look at the statistics, the winning team of the recently held T20 World Cup, England has got a prize money of $ 1.6 million (Rs 13 crore), while the Pakistani team, which lost the final match, has been given half of the prize money. On the other hand, if we talk about the FIFA World Cup, then the winning team in FIFA is paid $ 42 million i.e. Rs 341 crore. This amount is about 26 times more than the winning team of cricket.