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Top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015

Top 10 highest paid athletes 2015

10.Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers

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Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Sport: Basketball
Total earnings: £32m
Salary/winnings: £15
Endorsements: £17m

9.Tiger Woods

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Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.

Sport: Golf
Total earnings: £32.5m
Salary/winnings: £0.5m
Endorsements: £32m

8.Phil Mickelson

Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer. He has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles, a PGA Championship, and an Open Championship.

Sport: Golf
Total earnings: £33m
Salary/winnings: £2m
Endorsements: £31m

7.Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player who currently plays with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. He has played the small forward position for the Thunder, formerly the Seattle SuperSonics.

Sport: Basketball
Total earnings: £35m
Salary/winnings: £12.5m
Endorsements: £22.5m

6.LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

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LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He has started at the small forward and power forward positions.

Sport: Basketball
Total earnings: £42m
Salary/winnings: £13.5m
Endorsements: £28.5m

5.Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Many commentators and players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.

Sport: Tennis
Total earnings: £43m
Salary/winnings: £6m
Endorsements: £37m

4.Lionel Messi, Barcelona

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Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

Sport: Football
Total earnings: £47.5m
Salary/winnings: £33.5m
Endorsements: £14m

3.Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.

Sport: Football
Total earnings: £51m
Salary/winnings: £34m
Endorsements: £17m

2.Manny Pacquiao

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Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH, is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and singing.

Sport: Boxing
Total earnings: £103m
Salary/winnings: £95m
Endorsements: £8m

1.Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. is an American former professional boxer. Undefeated as a professional and a five-division world champion, Mayweather won twelve world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.

Sport: Boxing
Total earnings: £193m
Salary/winnings: £184m
Endorsements: £9m

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