10. Kobe Bryant, $50m
The retiring six-times NBA Champion spent his entire career at the LA Lakers. And it’s not difficult to see why. The Lakers paid Bryant $25m per year.
On top of this, Bryant earned another $25m through his various different advertising commitments, for 2015 alone!
9. Jordan Spieth, $52.8m
Despite being only 22 and a relative newcomer, Spieth is the second best paid golfer in the world. The 2 time major winner has earned an incredible $20.8m in winnings in 2015, just a few years after becoming a pro.
Spieth earns even more – $32m – through product endorsements. Heaven knows how much he will have earned by the time he retires!