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LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers Among Highest-Paid American Athletes According to Forbes

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers and Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks shake hands following the NFL game at Lambeau Field on September 20, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Seahawks 27-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks v Green Bay Packers | Christian Petersen

Forbes released its annual list of the highest-paid athletes of 2019 which included a number of familiar faces.

Among the top 10 American athletes, Russell Wilson takes the throne, racking in a combined $89.5 million between his contract with the Seattle Seahawks and endorsements.

LeBron James earned the most of any basketball player, having collected $89 million. Not surprisingly given his world-wide popularity, a whopping $53 million of that came outside of his deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

NFL and NBA players are tied for the numbers of players on this list with four each, with names such as Aaron Rodgers ($89.3 million), Stephen Curry ($79.8 million) and Kevin Durant ($65.4 million) earning an appearance.

Rodgers comes in as the second highest ranked NFL player, making just $200,000 less than Wilson, while Ben Roethlisberger's $55.5 million ranks third among football stars. Khalil Mack earns $55 million and is the highest earning defensive player in the NFL.

Tiger Woods is the only golfer to appear on the list at No. 6 overall with just under $64 million in annual earnings.

Mike Trout is the first baseball player to appear on the list. His total salary came in at $50.6 million with only $3 million of that figure coming from ventures outside his MLB contract.