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Highest-paid World Cup stars

Lionel Messi, Argentina, $111 million

The 13 highest-paid World Cup players

According to Forbes’ 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes – that includes all earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 – Argentina’s Lionel Messi is the player with the biggest paycheck in Russia. Here are the 13 highest-paid players in the 2018 World Cup.