A recent list published by Forbes named the top 100 athletes that earned the most money in the last 12 months. 15 footballers made the list, but read on to find out which ones made the top ten.
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Highest paid sport teams: Chelsea and Arsenal among eight soccer sides in top twelve
Top 10 selling clubs in world football, with Liverpool & teams bullied by Chelsea & Man Utd
10. Kobe Bryant (Basketball): £32m
Kobe Bryant is one of the most well-known basketball players in the world with his long tenure at the Los Angeles Lakers. Although getting gold, at the age of 36, he is still a valuable asset to his team.
9. Tiger Woods (Golf): £32.7m
Despite lots of controversy in the past, Woods is still considered one of the best golfers in the world. Although making a small amount from his winnings, his endorsements make him one of the highest paid athletes.