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SportSteph Curry and Kevin Durant make Forbes’ list of ten highest-paid athletes

12:45  12 june  2019
12:45  12 june  2019 Source:   sbnation.com

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Elite athletes are earning more than ever thanks to soaring salaries driven by ever-richer TV contracts. The cutoff to crack the world’s 100 highest - paid athletes is million this year, compared with .3 million five years ago.

Forbes just dropped their list of the 100 highest - paid athletes in the world, and the pair of Golden State Warriors superstars both cracked the top Those are highly impressive numbers, but certainly deserved for two of the top athletes and the world. Curry and Durant were surpassed by only one

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant make Forbes’ list of ten highest-paid athletes© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It was a good fiscal year for the Warriors MVPs.

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are two of the best basketball players in the world, and they’re certainly compensated like it. Forbes just dropped their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, and the pair of Golden State Warriors superstars both cracked the top ten.

Curry came in ninth overall, with $37.8 million in earnings over the last year, and $42 million in endorsements, for a total of $79.8 million. Durant rounded out the top ten with $30.4 million in earnings and $35 million in endorsements, good for $65.4 million.

Those are highly impressive numbers, but certainly deserved for two of the top athletes and the world. Curry and Durant were surpassed by only one basketball player: LeBron James, who took home $89 million over the last year. Here’s the full top ten:

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Golden State star Stephen Curry makes a lot of money. So much money, that he’s made the top 10 of Forbes ’ World’s Highest - Paid Athletes . Curry is #8 making .9 million total, .9 million from the Warriors and million in endorsements. Kevin Durant also made the list .

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1. Lionel Messi (Soccer): $127 million total

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer): $109 million

3. Neymar (Soccer): $105 million

4. Canelo Alvarez (Boxing): $94 million

5. Roger Federer (Tennis): $93.4 million

6. Russell Wilson (Football): $89.5 million

7. Aaron Rodgers (Football): $89.3 million

8. LeBron James (Basketball): $89 million

9. Stephen Curry (Basketball): $79.8 million

10. Kevin Durant (Basketball): $65.4 million

Klay Thompson also made the list. His $34.3 million ($19.3 million in salary, $15 million in endorsements) was 40th in the world.

In all, there were a whopping 35 NBA players that made the list, including three players who the Warriors are currently facing in the NBA Finals, and one former Warrior. Here’s all of them:

8. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers): $89 million

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Steph Curry and Kevin Durant Last July, Durant agreed to a deal with the Warriors that paid him nearly $ 10 million less than he could have made this season. He's going to make a jump on Forbes ' list next year because he won't be taking that big of a discount this summer.

(KRON) — Golden State star Stephen Curry makes a lot of money. So much money, that he’s made the top 10 of Forbes ’ World’s Highest - Paid Athletes . Curry is #8 making .9 million total, .9 million from the Warriors and million in endorsements. Kevin Durant also made the list .

9. Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors): $79.8 million

10. Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors): $65.4 million

16. Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder): $53.7 million

20. James Harden (Houston Rockets): $47.7 million

24. Chris Paul (Houston Rockets): $43.8 million

25. Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics/Free Agent): $43.3 million

26. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks): $43.2 million

29. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers): $41.1 million

31. Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons): $39.1 million

33. PaulGeorge (Oklahoma City Thunder): $38.6 million

39. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans): $34.6 million

40. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors): $34.3 million

40. Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics): $34.3 million

42. Carmelo Anthony (Free Agent): $34 million

43. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors): $33.8 million

45. DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs): $32.8 million

48. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers): $32.1 million

49. Al Horford (Boston Celtics): $32 million

An up-close look at the night that may have changed Kevin Durant’s career forever

An up-close look at the night that may have changed Kevin Durant’s career forever Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant walked onto the court an hour before tipoff of Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. He was preparing to do his pregame workout ritual. It was the first time in over a month — since sustaining a right calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals — that the 10-time All-Star worked out in a public setting. Over the past two weeks, Durant fought valiantly to push up his return date. With his team down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, he wanted to give it a go and the team doctors subsequently cleared him.

The list of elite athletes consists of players from ten different sports. NBA stars lead with 35 basketball players among the top 100, down from 40 in There are 25 different countries represented on this year’s World’s Highest - Paid Athletes list , up from 22 in 2018. Americans dominate the action with 62

Update: The 2019 Forbes highest - paid athletes can be found here. The biggest sports stars around the globe are making more bank than ever, thanks to soaring salaries in team sports and several high-profile boxing matches. The 100 best- paid athletes made .8 billion, including endorsements

51. Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies): $31.5 million

59. PaulMillsap (Denver Nuggets): $30.1 million

68. C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers): $28.8 million

70. Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors): $28.7 million

71. Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers): $28.4 million

74. Dwight Howard (Washington Wizards): $27.8 million

76. Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans): $27.6 million

78. Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder): $27.2 million

79. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards): $27.1 million

85. Otto Porter Jr. (Chicago Bulls): $26.5 million

87. Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons): $26.4 million

88. Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks): 26.3 million

89. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets): $26.2 million

89. Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat): $26.2 million

91. Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves): $26.1 million

98. Marc Gasol (Toronto Raptors): $25.1 million

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