Basketball and football dominated Forbes's top 100 list of the highest-paying sports, and there was a wide variety of nationalities amongst the top athletes.
Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who switched from Spanish giants Real Madrid to Italian club Juventus at the start of the northern hemisphere season, is second on $164 million with Brazil's Neymar - who plays for French club Paris St-Germain - listed third with earnings of $158 million.
The fourth highest earner on the list was Mexico's middleweight boxing star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez with $94m.
Serena Williams was the only woman to feature on the list, ranking at 63rd.
On Tuesday American business magazine Forbes released its annual ranking of the World's 100 Highest-Paid athletes, who collectively earned $4 billion (R59bn).
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Forbes calculates the athletes' earnings by adding up their prize money, salaries and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019. Russell Wilson (NFL player) $135 million 7.
The NBA accounted for the most athletes with 35, with LA Lakers' LeBron James the sport's highest paid athlete in eighth on $89m ahead of Golden State Warriors pair Stephen Curry (9th on $79.8m) and Kevin Durant (10th on $65.4m).
No Australians made the list, but basketballer Steven Adams from New Zealand came in at 78th.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and boxer Anthony Joshua (both at $US55 million) were the highest-earning British athletes.