Top 5 Best Paid Athletes of 2019

Top 5 Highest Paid Black Athletes for 2019. Consisting of those athletes that are United States citizens, these black athletes have acquired the American dream and some pretty hefty incomes. Taken from the Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes in the world, these figures were made over a one year period.

All figures come from combined incomes of salaries, prize money, and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019. While all of these athletes have made a fortune in their sport, some have gained more wealth through endorsements than they did in their chosen fields.

This article first appeared on Hip Hop News Uncensored.

#1 RUSSELL WILSON – $89.5 Million Dollars

  • Age – 30
  • Sport – Football
  • Salary – $80.5M
  • Endorsements – $9M
  • Sponsors -Wilson Sporting Goods, Amazon, Alaska Air Group, Bose, Nike, Mercedes-Benz

Of all athletes on Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, Russell Wilson is #6. Residing in Bellevue, Washington, Wilson lives with his wife, professional singer Ciara. They have 2 children.

#2  LEBON JAMES – $89 Million Dollars

  • Age – 34
  • Sport – Basketball
  • Salary – $36M
  • Endorsements – $53M
  • Sponsors -Beats Electronics, RIMOWA, Coca-Cola, Nike, KIA Motors

Of all athletes on Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, Lebron James is #8. his home in Los Angeles, California, James has three children with his wife, Savannah.

#3  STEPH CURRY – $79.8 Million Dollars

  • Age – 31
  • Sport – Basketball
  • Salary – $37.8M
  • Endorsements – $42M
  • Sponsors -Chase, Nissan Motor, Under Armour

Of all athletes on Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, Steph Curry is #9. Curry lives in Walnut Creek, California. He is married to Ayesha Curry and they share three children.

#4  KEVIN DURANT – $65.4 Million Dollars

  • Age – 30
  • Sport – Basketball
  • Salary – $30.4M
  • Endorsements – $35M
  • Sponsors -Google, Alaska Air Group, Nike

Of all athletes on Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, Kevin Durant is #10. Durant is single and he has no children. His home is in  Oakland, California.

#5  TIGER WOODS – $63.9 Million Dollars

  • Age – 43
  • Sport – Golf
  • Salary – $9.9M
  • Endorsements – $54M
  • Sponsors -Upper Deck, TaylorMade, Monster Energy, Hero Motocorp, Nike, Rolex

Of all athletes on Forbes list of Highest-Paid Athletes in the World, Tiger Woods is #11. Divorced in 2010, Woods shares two children with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. He lives in Jupiter Island, Florida.

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