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The world's highest-paid athletes

Data: Forbes; Table: Chris Canipe/Axios

Forbes released its world's highest-paid athletes list, which highlights the top 100 earners over the past year (June 2018 to June 2019).

  • NBA dominance: 62 of the top 100 earners play in a U.S.-based league, and the NBA, alone, accounts for 35 of them.
  • Biggest surprises: Kei Nishikori (No. 35) made $33 million in endorsements as the face of men's tennis in Japan ... Mesut Özil (57) barely even plays for Arsenal and came in a whopping 41 spots ahead of Mo Salah (98).

See the full list.