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At the upper end of financial compensation spectrum are chief executive officers of the world’s biggest corporations, but not much below them are the biggest names from the world of competitive sport.

WORLD’S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

Forbes‘ 2019 ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes has three soccer players sitting atop the top ten, and a trio of NBAers in the bottom three slots. In positions five and six are a pair of NFL quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers.

Lionel Messi tops 2019 Forbes World's Highest Paid Athletes list

Floyd Mayweather Jr. who was the top dog in the 2018 Forbes’ rankings, failed to make the top ten after (mostly) retiring from the fight game. The lone boxer in this year’s top ten is Canelo Alvarez who made serious bank in his rematch with Gennady Golovkin.

10) KEVIN DURANT – $65 M

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9) STEPHEN CURRY – $80 M

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8) LEBRON JAMES – $89 M

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7) AARON RODGERS – $89 M

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6) RUSSELL WILSON – $89 M

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5) ROGER FEDERER – $93 M

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4) CANELO ALVAREZ – $94 M

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3) NEYMAR – $105 M

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2) CRISTIANO RONALDO – $109 M

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1) LIONEL MESSI – $127 M

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