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Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah earns $53 million in past year

by Omokolade Ajayi
Mohamed Salah

Key Points:

  • Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah ranks 38th on the Forbes highest-paid athlete list, earning $53 million in the past year.
  • Most of Salah’s earnings ($35 million) come from salary and bonuses, while endorsements add $18 million.
  • Salah’s career earnings could reach $124 million by year’s end, solidifying his financial heavyweight status.

Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah has cemented his place among the world’s highest-paid athletes, with his earnings reaching $53 million over the past 12 months, solidifying his position among the world’s highest-paid athletes.

According to the recently released Forbes 2024 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, Salah sits at the 38th spot. He earned a total of $53 million over the past year, with the majority ($35 million) coming from on-field income, including salary, bonuses, and prize money.

Off-field earnings, totaling $18 million, further cemented Salah’s status as a marketable athlete. This includes income from endorsement deals, appearances, memorabilia, and licensing. Notably, his total earnings for the past twelve months remain consistent with the previous year.

Mohamed Salah’s career earnings on pace to top $120 million

A report by Billionaires.Africa forecasts Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s career earnings to reach a staggering £97.64 million ($124.2 million) by the end of the current English Premier League season. This figure underscores his exceptional talent, solidifying his place as one of the best players of his generation and a leading figure in African football.

Beyond his on-field achievements, Salah has parlayed his influence into lucrative endorsement deals with industry giants like Adidas. The renowned sportswear brand recognized Salah’s ability to unite people through sport, featuring his image on the iconic Burj Khalifa in 2021 as part of their “Impossible Is Nothing” campaign.

Mohamed Salah: Footballing force and philanthropic powerhouse

As one of the world’s biggest football stars, Mohamed Salah has transcended the pitch, establishing himself as a financial heavyweight in Africa and among the globe’s top-earning athletes. The 31-year-old’s influence extends beyond his dazzling footwork, with a growing reputation for charitable endeavors.

Salah’s generosity was thrust into the spotlight during the 2023 Israel-Palestine conflict. Facing criticism for his initial silence, former national team assistant coach Diaa El-Sayed emerged as his defender. El-Sayed revealed Salah’s history of substantial giving, stating the footballer had “contributed over $10 million for Gaza” throughout his career. This disclosure underscored Salah’s commitment to aiding those in need.

“Everyone knows his patriotism and love for all Arabs,” El-Sayed declared. “He has given a lot to the people of Gaza. Those who criticize him do so for the sake of criticism itself.” This narrative portrays Mohamed Salah not just as a footballing force, but as a global brand leveraging his influence for positive social impact.

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