Max Verstappen pips Erling Haaland in Forbes’ young rich list as Kylian Mbappe tops charts with eyewatering wages
SPEEDSTER Kylian Mbappe leaves his rivals trailing on the field and even further behind in the pay-packet.
But Erling Haaland is storming up the ranks after ranking fourth in Forbes’ list of top young sporting earners.
GettyErling Haaland has risen up the world pay list for sport stars to No32 overall and fifth for the younger generation[/caption]
GettyKylian Mbappe earns 100m dollars a year on the field and $20m off it[/caption]
AlamyF1 king Max Verstappen is just ahead of Haaland in the young pay list[/caption]
Europe has five names on the six-man list, with F1 king Max Verstappen roaring clear of Haaland for third spot.
But PSG striker Mbappe dwarves all his rivals aged 25 and under.
The France hero’s World Cup final hat-trick couldn’t stop club-mate Lionel Messi finally picking up the top prizewith Argentina in Qatar last December.
And indeed Messi leads the all-age list on around £104m a year.
But Mbappe is the only sporting youngster earning a nine-figure sum in dollars.
The 24-year-old earned $100million on the pitch – around £80m – plus £16m off it.
In contrast, Arizona Cardinals quarter-back Kyler Murray, 25, was second on less than £57m overall.
Next comes Verstappen, who is in pole place to win his third F1 crown in a row.
The Dutchman scooped £48m on track plus more than £3m off it.
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Verstappen pocketed £10m more than Haaland.
But Manchester City‘s 51-goal machine picked up a hefty £9.6m off the field on top of his £32m for record-breaking displays on it.
Slovenian basketball ace Luka Doncic, in fifth place, earned even more than that away from the court.
His £38m total includes £8m from non-playing activities.
But overall it’s Slam Donc to Mbappe.
No-one on the list has any hope – or hoop – of catching the 68-cap icon anytime soon.