Cristiano Ronaldo declared highest-earning athlete for second consecutive year

07:06 PM | 17 May, 2024
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Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned footballer from Portugal, has been named the highest-earning athlete of 2024, according to American magazine Forbes. This marks the second consecutive year that Ronaldo has topped the list of the 50 highest-earning athletes.

Forbes' list reveals that Ronaldo earned a staggering $260 million over the past 12 months, surpassing all other athletes. His earnings included $200 million from his contract with the Saudi club Al-Nassr and $60 million from endorsements and other ventures off the field.

This impressive financial performance has secured Ronaldo's position as the world's highest-earning athlete for the second year in a row. The breakdown of his earnings shows $200 million coming from his football career and $60 million from various endorsements and business ventures.

For the first time, each of the top 10 highest-earning athletes globally earned more than $100 million in a single year, highlighting the growing financial clout of sports stars.

Following Ronaldo, golfer Jon Rahm claimed the second spot on the list with annual earnings of $218 million. Argentine footballer Lionel Messi secured the third position, earning $135 million over the year.

Basketball players LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo took the fourth and fifth spots, with earnings of $128 million and $111 million, respectively. French footballer Kylian Mbappe earned $110 million, placing him sixth on the list.

Brazilian footballer Neymar earned $108 million, ranking seventh, while French footballer Karim Benzema earned $106 million, placing eighth. Basketball player Stephen Curry earned $102 million, ranking ninth, and rugby player Lamar Jackson rounded out the top ten with earnings exceeding $100 million.

Interestingly, this year's list of the 50 highest-earning athletes did not include any cricketers or tennis players, marking a surprising shift in the landscape of sports earnings.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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