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Steph Curry and Kevin Durant make Forbes’ list of ten highest-paid athletes

It was a good fiscal year for the Warriors MVPs.

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Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are two of the best basketball players in the world, and they’re certainly compensated like it. Forbes just dropped their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, and the pair of Golden State Warriors superstars both cracked the top ten.

Curry came in ninth overall, with $37.8 million in earnings over the last year, and $42 million in endorsements, for a total of $79.8 million. Durant rounded out the top ten with $30.4 million in earnings and $35 million in endorsements, good for $65.4 million.

Those are highly impressive numbers, but certainly deserved for two of the top athletes and the world. Curry and Durant were surpassed by only one basketball player: LeBron James, who took home $89 million over the last year. Here’s the full top ten:

1. Lionel Messi (Soccer): $127 million total
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer): $109 million
3. Neymar (Soccer): $105 million
4. Canelo Alvarez (Boxing): $94 million
5. Roger Federer (Tennis): $93.4 million
6. Russell Wilson (Football): $89.5 million
7. Aaron Rodgers (Football): $89.3 million
8. LeBron James (Basketball): $89 million
9. Stephen Curry (Basketball): $79.8 million
10. Kevin Durant (Basketball): $65.4 million

Klay Thompson also made the list. His $34.3 million ($19.3 million in salary, $15 million in endorsements) was 40th in the world.

In all, there were a whopping 35 NBA players that made the list, including three players who the Warriors are currently facing in the NBA Finals, and one former Warrior. Here’s all of them:

8. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers): $89 million
9. Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors): $79.8 million
10. Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors): $65.4 million
16. Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder): $53.7 million
20. James Harden (Houston Rockets): $47.7 million
24. Chris Paul (Houston Rockets): $43.8 million
25. Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics/Free Agent): $43.3 million
26. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks): $43.2 million
29. Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers): $41.1 million
31. Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons): $39.1 million
33. Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder): $38.6 million
39. Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans): $34.6 million
40. Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors): $34.3 million
40. Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics): $34.3 million
42. Carmelo Anthony (Free Agent): $34 million
43. Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors): $33.8 million
45. DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs): $32.8 million
48. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers): $32.1 million
49. Al Horford (Boston Celtics): $32 million
51. Mike Conley Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies): $31.5 million
59. Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets): $30.1 million
68. C.J. McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers): $28.8 million
70. Kawhi Leonard (Toronto Raptors): $28.7 million
71. Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers): $28.4 million
74. Dwight Howard (Washington Wizards): $27.8 million
76. Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans): $27.6 million
78. Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder): $27.2 million
79. Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards): $27.1 million
85. Otto Porter Jr. (Chicago Bulls): $26.5 million
87. Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons): $26.4 million
88. Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks): 26.3 million
89. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets): $26.2 million
89. Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat): $26.2 million
91. Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves): $26.1 million
98. Marc Gasol (Toronto Raptors): $25.1 million

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