Lamar Jackson makes Forbes list as 10th-highest paid athlete in world

Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes came out this week, and Lamar Jackson checked in at No. 10. The list tracks total earnings, from both on the field and off of it, from May 1, 2023, to May 1, 2024.

During that span, Jackson earned $100.5 million, $98.5 million from his record-breaking deal with the Ravens, and $2 million in off-the-field earnings.

The 27-year-old face of the Baltimore franchise cracked the top 10 mainly because of the massive $72.5 million signing bonus he negotiated without an agent.

The two-time MVP was the third highest-paid American-born athlete of the year, behind only LeBron James (No. 4 at $128.2 million) and Steph Curry (No. 9 at $102 million).

He is the only NFL player in the top 10 of the list.

Regarding off-the-field income, Jackson has endorsements with Oakley and StatusPro. However, as Forbes points out, the QB also “owns a series of businesses including a soul food restaurant, a production company, a record label and a clothing line called Era 8.”

The No. 1 slot belongs to Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who draws an enormous $200 million annual salary with Al Nassr of the Saudi Pro League.

Ronaldo’s total earnings were $260 million, which propelled him to the top spot for the fourth time.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire