Make no bones about it: professional athletes, regardless of sport, are among the highest paid individuals in the world.
The athletes who have risen to the top of their sport earn more than the rest. They are the cream of the crop, both in terms of performance and earnings.
Forbes recently published its list of the world's highest paid athletes for 2015. Anybody on this list, ranked from 1 to 100, is earning more than most others in their sport.
There are no surprises in the top 10:
While the names in the top 10 may not be surprising, here are some specific points to roll through your head:
Here are some other general observations from the top 100 list:
When you combine salary/winnings with endorsements, every athlete on the Forbes top 100 list, from Floyd Mayweather (#1) to James Harden (#100), will earn at least $18.8 million in 2015.