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Earning $127 million, Lionel Messi tops Forbes list of highest paid athletes
(CNN)Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlete in the world after earning $127 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes.Becoming only the second footballer to top the list, the 31-year-old Argentine edged out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits second having earned $109 million last year.Juventus forward Ronaldo became the first footballer to top the list in 2016 and the 34-year-old retained his top-spot in 2017.
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Earning $127 million, Lionel Messi tops Forbes list of highest paid athletes
(CNN)Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlete in the world after earning $127 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes.Becoming only the second footballer to top the list, the 31-year-old Argentine edged out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits second having earned $109 million last year.Juventus forward Ronaldo became the first footballer to top the list in 2016 and the 34-year-old retained his top-spot in 2017.
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