Best-paid athletes from 182 countries

They're from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America -- and 17 sports

Updated: April 20, 2011, 7:49 PM ET
ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the May 2, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.

"Annual Salary" represents only base salary from the most recently completed season or calendar year from each sport, and excludes any other source of compensation, unless otherwise noted. In countries where official salary figures were unavailable, we estimated the number based on information from multiple sources, including leagues, agents, consulates, embassies, sports federations, cultural centers and the U.N. ...

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