Top 5 Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time

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The problem with comparing athletes' salaries is the same as arguing sports with your dad: It's difficult to compare players from different time periods. Previously unimaginable paydays now drench the pockets of the top dogs in every mainstream sport, while two or three generations ago, you could catch your favorite short stop working in a hardware store during the off-season. Inflation and lucrative endorsements cloud the numbers, but some big-time players stand out even among the athletic aristocracy.
Top 5 Highest-Paid Athletes of All Time
Image Credit: rangizzz / Shutterstock.com
The problem with comparing athletes' salaries is the same as arguing sports with your dad: It's difficult to compare players from different time periods. Previously unimaginable paydays now drench the pockets of the top dogs in every mainstream sport, while two or three generations ago, you could catch your favorite short stop working in a hardware store during the off-season. Inflation and lucrative endorsements cloud the numbers, but some big-time players stand out even among the athletic aristocracy.
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