We bring you the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world and a description of how they make their money on and off the field. You might be surprised who the top 5 are.
#25 Carmelo Anthony, Basketball, $30.5 Million
Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million contract last summer to remain the Knicks’ cornerstone player, but a left knee injury limited him to only 40 games. The deal was worth $5 million less than the maximum and included a no-trade clause, an extreme rarity in the NBA. Anthony is one of the top NBA earners off the court through deals with Nike’s Jordan Brand, Foot Locker, IWC, Steiner Sports, Mission and others. (Source: Forbes)