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Top-10 richest athletes at Rio 2016

With accordance to incredibly big money circulating all over the football world, there is a public misconception that big money is in football only. However, according to the Forbes magazine, other Olympic sports can also be profitable…

Interesting enough, tennis and basketball players dominate in the list proving their sports more profitable among the others.

Moreover, half of the athletes in the list represent the United States.

Below you can find the full list of Top-10 wealthiest athletes who are now competing for their Olympic medals (or finished their performance) at Rio 2016.

  1. Paul George (USA basketball team)

Salary & endorsements – $21.1 million


  1. Kyrie Irving (USA basketball team)

Salary & endorsements – $27.6 million


  1. Serena Williams (USA, tennis player)

Salary & endorsements – $28.9 million


  1. Carmelo Anthony (USA basketball team)

Salary & endorsements – $30.9 million


  1. Usain Bolt (Jamaica, sprinter)

Salary & endorsements – $32.5 million


  1. Kei Nishikori (Japan, tennis player)

Salary & endorsements – $33.5 million


  1. Neymar (Brazil, football player)

Salary & endorsements – $37.5 million


  1. Rafael Nadal (Spain, tennis player)

Salary & endorsements – $37.5 million


  1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia, tennis player)

Salary & endorsements – $55.8 million


  1. Kevin Durant (USA basketball team)

Salary & endorsements – $56.2 million


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