Is LeBron James richer than Lionel Messi?

Football superstar Lionel Messi beat LeBron James to take the #1 spot in the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in 2022

They have managed to accomplish extraordinary feats over the lengths of their careers. As a result, both LeBron and Messi are players teams that would bid furiously for and pay big bucks

In comparison, LeBron James crossed 1 billion and could even be worth 3x times what Messi is reported to be.

Most of LeBron's money comes from endorsements and timely business moves.

According to the reports, Messi is worth around $400 million.

From a movie production company to minority ownership over other sports franchises

Even if Messi outearned him this year, that is not the same as being richer.