football PSG's Kylian Mbappe beats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to top Forbes rich list

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Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the world's highest-paid soccer player

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according to Forbes magazine, the first time a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list in eight years.

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Mbappe, 23, is estimated to earn $128 million for the 2022-23 season before agents' fees

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with his PSG teammate Lionel Messi is standing at second at Forbes list with $120 million

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and Manchester United's Ronaldo ($100 million) occupying third spot.

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PSG's Neymar ($87 million) and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ($53 million) rounded off the top five.

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The star of this season Erling Haaland made it in the top 10 list with earnings of $39 million.

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