We Found Them: The Wealthiest Athletes Of All Time

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We're talking sick money...

Which professional athletes are the highest-paid ever? To answer that, we had to refer to a Forbes list of the world's richest athletes as well as information about various endorsement deals. It seems that it's the latter that rockets some of these lifetime grosses into the stratosphere, so endorsement deals and smart investments are key for athletes whose careers are typically shorter than others. Americans think of football as the country's favorite sport, but it may surprise you to learn the richest athletes are usually basketball players, golfers, boxers or race car drivers. Read on to find out which athletes scored the most cash in their lifetimes. Get Started