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I know for a fact that 6 of them own a ps4 and an other 2 have a ps3 but none of them own a wii U or Nintendo switch



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NewGuy said:
Michael Jordan should be number one if they included retired athletes.

He will always be number one every year. His endorsement with nike is just ridiculous. He retired almost 20 years ago 



How on earth is Wayne Rooney still making more money than Luis Suarez?

How he's still on £300k a week sat around boggles the mind.



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VGPolyglot said:
How does Lebron get paid so much? The NBA has a soft salary cap, so a lot of it has to be from sponsorships, and not from the Cavaliers themselves.

Just like with all the people in the top a lot of that money is from endorsements.



Ka-pi96 said:
celador said:
i'm surprised American Snoozeball is so badly represented in the top ten and the one guy is so far behind Ronaldo

By American Snoozeball do you meany American football? hmm... would have thought Baseball would be more snooze inspiring that hasn't got anybody in the top 10 so...

 

Although I don't think it's that surprising. American football players may get huge salaries, but they're only really known in the US so any kind of sponsorship is going to be way behind worldwide stars. Even basketball which is pretty much dominated by the US still has quite a following in Europe/Asia so they're athletes that are known to a much wider audience, and thus able to command much higher sponsorship deals.

There a still plenty of baseball players that make over $20 million dollars a year there are just not any that earn enough extra income through endorsements to crack the top 10.  A lot of the people in the top 10 actually make more money via endorsements then through their salaries.  



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VGPolyglot said:
How does Lebron get paid so much? The NBA has a soft salary cap, so a lot of it has to be from sponsorships, and not from the Cavaliers themselves.

The cap went up, teams can offer a supermax which is up to 5 years and 200 million, or about 40 million a year. With endorsements the NBA will dominate that list soon.



What a waste of money.

They should contribute for unfortunate people.



I long for the day that a Rugby player can make the top 100.



think-man said:
I long for the day that a Rugby player can make the top 100.

Don't expect that to happen in your lifetime

Rugby just doesn't seem to be growing as a sport that fast, in fact salaries in other sports are probably increasing at a faster rate despite being higher already too!

You just need to go and convince every Chinese and/or Indian person that rugby is the #1 sport on the planet, then rugby players can dominate the list



The most overpaid individuals in the world.