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10 Highest paid Athletes (2017)

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10. Lewis Hamilton

Total Pay: $46 million

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. With a Total Pay of $46 million, Lewis Hamilton is the No.10 highest paid athlete in the world.

9. James Harden

Total Pay: $46.6 million

James Harden
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James Edward Harden Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. With a Total Pay of $46.6 million, James Harden is the No.9 highest paid athlete in the world.

8. Stephen Curry

Total Pay: $47.3 million

Stephen Curry
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Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. In 2014–15, Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975. With a Total Pay of $47.3 million, Stephen Curry is the No.8 highest paid athlete in the world.

7. Rory McIlroy

Total Pay: $50 million

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy, MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open,, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. With a Total Pay of $50 million, Rory McIlroy is the No.7 highest paid athlete in the world.

6. Andrew Luck

Total Pay: $50 million

Andrew Luck
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Andrew Austen Luck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football at Stanford, where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award as college football’s player of the year and was twice recognized as an All-American. With a Total Pay of $50 million, Andrew Luck is the No.6 highest paid athlete in the world.

5. Kevin Durant

Total Pay: $60.6 million

Kevin Durant
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Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He has won an NBA championship, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals. With a Total Pay of $60.6 million, Kevin Durant is the No.5 highest paid athlete in the world.

4. Roger Federer

Total Pay: $64 million

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is regarded by many fans, players and analysts as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. With a Total Pay of $64 million, Roger Federer is the No.4 highest paid athlete in the world.

3. Lionel Messi

Total Pay: $80 million

Lionel Messi
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Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes. With a Total Pay of $80 million, Lionel Messi is the No.3 highest paid athlete in the world.

2. LeBron James

Total Pay: $86.2 million

LeBron James
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LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA players of all time, he has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, three NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. With a Total Pay of $86.2 million, LeBron James is the No.2 highest paid athlete in the world.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Total Pay: $93 million

Cristiano Ronaldo
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With a Total Pay of $93 million, Cristiano Ronaldo is the No.1 highest paid athlete in the world.

Source: Wikipedia