Patrick Mahomes vs Kylian Mbappe: Who Is The More Valuable Athlete?

Published 10/16/2021, 10:02 AM EDT


Patrick Mahomes and Kylian Mbappe are arguably the brightest youngsters in their respective sports. Many dub the duo to be the face of their respective fields and rightly so. Their achievements and performances in such a short period of time are certainly worth praising.

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While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the record for being the youngest player to ever win both NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP, the 22-year-old PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has already won the World Cup and has already scored 168 goals. With both players set for greatness we look at who is the more valuable athlete currently.

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Patrick Mahomes Net Worth

According to Sporty Tell, KC Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ net worth is estimated to be $30 million in 2021 [as of January]. The player’s value after his recent 10-year contract worth $477 million with the Kansas City Chiefs is only set to skyrocket.

According to his agreement with the Chiefs, his total payout over the period of 10 years adding incentives and bonuses is $503 million. This humongous contract is the first half-billion-dollar contract in sports history and the most lucrative contract in North American sports history.

Sep 19, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) walks the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Kylian Mbappe Net Worth

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Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe’s net worth and salary easily eclipse Mahomes. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kylian Mbappe has a net worth of $95 million. The PSG star is amongst the highest-paid soccer players on the planet and thus it is not a surprise to see the gap between Mbappe and Mahomes.

To shed more light, Kylian Mbappe in 2020 earned a base salary of $28 million + $14 million for endorsements. His last year’s earnings itself were greater than Patrick Mahomes’ entire net worth. Soccer clearly is the biggest sport in the world and thus has more money involved. As NFL grows, players like Patrick Mahomes will start earning akin to the likes of Mbappe.

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PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 11: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on March 11, 2020 in Paris, France. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)
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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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