Determination, hard work, and top-notch performance are the attributes that pay off in the sporting world. The world’s 50 highest-paid athletes in 2022 raked in millions of dollars amounting to a mind-boggling $2.97 billion before taxes and agents’ fees, above the previous year record by 8% ($2.76 billion). The incomes came from on-field earnings (including prize money, salaries, and bonuses), and off-field earnings (including sponsorship deals, appearance fees and memorabilia, and licensing incomes).
Out of the 50 highest-paid athletes, 33 are Black athletes. The latest list from Forbes featured many notable names. Here are the top 10 highest-paid Black athletes with combined earnings of $790.2 million and an estimated combined net worth of $3.3 billion.