Forbes: Five Philly Athletes Among Top 100 Highest-Paid
Forbes’ annual list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in in the world for 2020 had five members of a Philadelphia sports teams.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was the highest of the Philly sports athletes to make the list, ranked No. 10.
The highest-ranked newcomer was Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, whose four-year, $128 million deal inked in June 2019 paid out $54 million in bonuses in the first 12 months.
Sixers center Joel Embiid was No. 60, Darius Slay ranked 65th overall, Tobias Harris was next at No. 71 and Al Horford made the list coming in at No. 79.
Wentz, according to Forbes, made $55.1 million in earnings last year, $4 million of that coming from endorsements. Embiid made 26.7 million with $6 Million in endorsements. Slay earned 26.1 with $250,000 in endorsements. Harris made $25.4 million with $750,000 in endorsements and Horford brought in 24.4 with $3.3 million in endorsements.
Former Sixers forward Jimmy Butler is at No. 52 on the list, making $27.6 million.
Overall, Tennis' Roger Federer was No. 1 overall, LeBron James, at No. 5 was the highest-paid basketball player, Kirk Cousins was the highest-paid NFL player at No. 9, and Clayton Kershaw was the only baseball player to appear on the list at No. 57.
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