These Pro Athletes Will Get Paid More Than Anyone Else in 2018

What athletes are making the most bank in 2018? Consider this list your definitive guide.

Highest Paid Soccer Player in 2018: Lionel Messi

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Highest Paid Soccer Player in 2018: Lionel Messi

Per Forbes, Lionel Messi will net $84 million in salary and bonus in 2018, making the FC Barcelona star the highest-paid soccer player in the world.

Considering he's regarded by many soccer fans as the greatest player in the history of the sport, his money is well-earned.

The 31-year-old also plays for the Argentina national team.

He has scored 65 goals in 128 international matches for Argentina.

Messi is the all-time leading scorer for Argentina.

He is the most-decorated player in FC Barcelona history and has won a record five Golden Boots, given to the league's leading scorer.

In 2016 Messi announced his retirement from international play, but reversed his decision and played for Argentina in the 2018 World Cup.

Messi has graced the cover of multiple soccer video games.

With the retirement of teammate Andres Iniesta, Messi became the captain of FC Barcelona.


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