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Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett is named as the world's most-powerful sport agent after masterminding deals worth £1BILLION... with Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola also in the top five

Jonathan Barnett has climbed from No 3 to the top of world agent rankingsHe has negotiated over £1billion in active contracts and transfer feesGareth Bale's agent's possible commissions also exceed £99million 

Gareth Bale's agent has climbed from No 3 to the top of the rankings of the world's most powerful agents.

Jonathan Barnett has negotiated over £1billion in active contracts and transfer fees with possible commissions exceeding £99m to rise to the summit, according to Forbes.

He is the co-founder and chairman of London-based Stellar group and represents the likes of Bale and Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett is named as the world's most-powerful sport agent after masterminding deals worth £1BILLION... with Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola also in the top five

Jonathan Barnett has negotiated over £1billion in active contracts and transfer fees

Barnett is co-founder and chairman of London-based Stellar group and represents Gareth Bale

His company boast more than 200 clients. 

TOP FIVE AGENTS 

1. Jonathan Barnett

2. Scott Boras

3. Jorge Mendes

4. Jeff Schwartz

5. Mino Raiola 

Two other prominent agents in world football are in the top five in the shape of Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola.

Mendes and his Portugal-based agency, Gestifute, have negotiated £908m in active contracts.

He helped negotiate Cristiano Ronaldo's £100m move from Real Madrid to Juventus last year and also represents the likes of Bernardo Silva and James Rodriguez.

Raiola, who represents Manchester United's Paul Pogba, is fifth on the list with £54m worth of commissions.

Baseball agent Scott Boras is second, with Jeff Schwartz, the most powerful basketball agent, at No 4.

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is third on the list of world's most powerful agents

Mino Raiola, who represents midfielder Paul Pogba, is fifth on the list according to Forbes

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