Sports Illustrated released their annual list of the Fortunate 50, which is the 50 highest paid athletes on the planet. While boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the list with over $90 million in earnings this year alone, there’s a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the top five as well.
Kobe Bryant, who earned $27.9 million from his NBA contract and $19 million from endorsements this year, is fourth overall with $46.9 million, and the second highest paid NBA athlete behind LeBron James.
The only other athlete ahead of Bryant is NFL quarterback Drew Brees, who finished just ahead of Kobe with $47.8 million.
Here’s a complete list of the top 10 from our friends over at Sports City.
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