Another day, another battlefield conquered by Mo Salah. With his latest winning the Premier League’s Golden Boot, followed by the Champions League’s medal, as well as a possible nomination for the Ballon d’Or, our very own extremely talented – yet humble – Mohamed Salah, is undoubtedly among the most gifted footballers of all time.
So obviously that’s settled! It’s only right that he has been reaping exceptional financial rewards in exchange for his unique skills. Forbes Magazine’s Annual Highest-Paid Athletes List has confirmed that the Pharaonic baller has made it to the top 100 list for the first time in history, ranking at no. 98, along with Spanish basketball player – Marc Gasol.
As stated by Forbes, MO’s earnings have reached around 25.1 million USD a year, with a 16.1 million USD coming from his assigned salary, in addition to a net of 9 million USD from endorsements, advertising, and sponsorship deals with the likes of Adidas, Electronic Arts, Uber, Pepsi, and DHL.
Salah signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool in July 2018 that “contains a base and bonus structure worth at least 15 million USD a year,” Forbes stated.
Also, Salah’s positive influence has gone beyond the football pitch, as recent research has suggested that the UK has seen a massive fall in Islamophobia and hate crimes since his arrival in the country. Indeed, Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab conducted a study which indicated that hate crimes in the county of Merseyside have dropped by an 18.9 %; the drop correlates with Salah’s arrival to the UK in 2017.
No wonder Salah was among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for the year 2019!