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Sportico List: Highest-Paid Athletes in the World

An annual list of the highest paid athletes in the world has been published since 2021 by Sportico, a digital content company in the sports industry. See also a similar lists published by Forbes (1990+) and Sports Illustrated (2004-2014).

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soccer playersSoccer players get paid the most

Top Paid Athlete for Each Year

Here are the top earners in the world of sports for each year that Sportico has made such a list. For the list of the top-10 athletes from each year, click on the year number.

Year Name Sport total earnings (USD$ million)
2022 LeBron James Basketball 126.9
2021 Conor McGregor MMA 208

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Football/Soccer is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not necessarily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most. The best of the best have made it to our 7 Sporting Wonders Lists.

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