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The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2021: 33 Black Athletes Made The List

Dak Prescott, Naomi Osaka and LeBron James topped the list.

The world’s 50 highest-paid athletes have set record-breaking numbers this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Forbes. With the earnings officially set and released to the masses, 33 out of the 50 athletes are Black. 

From tennis superstar Naomi Osaka (#12: $60M), Dallas Cowboys’ NFL quarterback Dak Prescott (#4: $107.5M), and Los Angeles Lakers NBA star LeBron James ( #5: $96.5M), these are just a few athletes who have made the list. 

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According to the outlet, all 50 athletes have raked in nearly $2.8 billion in 12 months, with a little more than $1 billion coming from endorsement deals or other ventures. The athletes' income was tracked between May 1, 2020, and May, 1, 2021, thanks to information compiled by Forbes.

See the other Black athletes that made the list below:

  1. Lewis Hamilton, $82M (#8)

    (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
  2. Kevin Durant, $75M (#10)

    (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
  3. Stephen Curry, $74.5M (#11)

    (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty  Images)
    (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  4. Tiger Woods, $60M (#12)

    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  5. Russell Westbrook, $59M (#14)

    (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
  6. Patrick Mahomes, $54.5M (#15)

    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  7. James Harden, $51M (#16)

    (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
  8. Ronnie Stanley, $47.5M (#18)

    (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
    (Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)
  9. Giannis Antetokounmpo, $47M (#19)

    (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
  10. Klay Thompson, ($44.5M) (#20)

    (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  11. Kyrie Irving, $44M (#22)

    (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
  12. Jalen Ramsey, $43.5M (#24)

    (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
    (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
  13. Trent Williams, $43.5M (#24)

    (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
  14. Myles Garrett, $43M (#26)

    (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
  15. Serena Williams, $41.5M (#28)

    (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  16. Damian Lillard, $40.5M (#30)

    (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
  17. Kylian Mbappe, $40M (#31)

    (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
  18. Chris Paul, $40M (#31)

    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
  19. DeAndre Hopkins, $39M (#33)

    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
  20. Leonard Williams, $39M (#33)

    (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
  21. Jimmy Butler,$38.5M (#35)

    (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
  22. Marlon Humphrey, $37.5M (#36)

    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
  23. Paul George, $37M (#38)

    (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
  24. Chris Jones, $37M (#38)

    (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
    (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
  25. Anthony Davis, $36M (#40)

    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
  26. Aaron Donald, $36M (#40)

    (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
  27. Matt Judon, $36M (#40)

    (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
  28. Paul Pogba, $35.5M (#43)

    (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
  29. Deshaun Watson, $35.5M (#43)

    (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
  30. Shaquil Barrett, $35M (#45)

    (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
    (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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