Highest Paid Athletes: Floyd Leads
An interactive database of Forbes' 2014 list with visualizations.
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Highest Paid Athletes: Salary/Winnings and Endorsements Breakdown
Baseball: almost a third of the 100 highest paid sportsmen are professionals in the bat-and-ball game. Use the filters in the following visualizations to see how each country is represented in this top 100.
Baseball players in this list are collectively making half a billion dollars.
Pay per Athlete of Sports pages
Only three women appear in the list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and all three are tennis players.
More than half (60%) of the 100 highest paid athletes are from the US. Dominican Republic and Spain come second, with "only" 4 sportsmen representing them.
Number of highest paid athletes by nationality
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Total pays of athletes in the Forbes Top 100, grouped by sport
Number of Athletes pages grouped by Sport
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