Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Baseball 10 years (2008-2018) $275,000,000  $27,500,000
2 Alex Rodriguez1 Texas Rangers* Baseball 10 years (2001-2010) $252,000,000  $25,200,000
3 Derek Jeter New York Yankees Baseball 10 years (2001-2010) $189,000,000  $18,900,000
4 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees Baseball 8 years (2009-2016) $180,000,000  $22,500,000
5 CC Sabathia New York Yankees Baseball 7 years (2009-2015) $161,000,000  $23,000,000
6 Manny Ramírez Boston Red Sox* Baseball 8 years (2001-2008) $160,000,000  $20,000,000
6 Fernando Alonso2 McLaren* Auto racing 4 years (2007-2010) $160,000,000  $40,000,000
8 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Auto racing 3 years (2007-2009) $153,000,000  $51,000,000
9 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Baseball 8 years (2008-2015) $152,300,000  $19,037,500
10 Todd Helton Colorado Rockies Baseball 11 years (2001-2011) $151,500,000  $13,772,727
11 Johan Santana New York Mets Baseball 6 years (2008-2013) $137,500,000  $22,916,667
12 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Basketball 7 years (2004-2011) $136,400,000  $19,485,714
13 Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs Baseball 8 years (2007-2014) $136,000,000  $17,000,000
14 Michael Vick3 Atlanta Falcons* American football 10 years (2005-2014) $130,000,000  $13,000,000
15 Jermaine O'Neal Indiana Pacers* Basketball 7 years (2003-2010) $126,558,000  $18,079,714
16 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves* Basketball 6 years (1999-2005) $126,000,000  $21,000,000
16 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants Baseball 7 years (2007-2013) $126,000,000  $18,000,000
16 Vernon Wells Toronto Blue Jays Baseball 7 years (2008-2014) $126,000,000  $18,000,000
16 Rashard Lewis Orlando Magic Basketball 6 years (2007-2013) $126,000,000  $21,000,000
20 Michael SchumacherR Ferrari Auto racing 4 years (1996-1999) $124,000,000  $31,000,000
20 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Ice hockey 13 years (2008-2021) $124,000,000  $9,538,461
22 Chris Webber Sacramento Kings* Basketball 7 years (2001-2007) $122,718,750  $17,531,250
23 Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs Basketball 7 years (2003-2010) $122,007,704  $17,429,672
24 Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies* Baseball 8 years (2001-2008) $121,000,000  $15,125,000
25 Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers* Basketball 7 years (1996-2003) $120,000,000  $17,142,857
25 Jason Giambi New York Yankees* Baseball 7 years (2002-2008) $120,000,000  $17,142,857
27 Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals American football 9 years (2006-2014) $119,750,000‡  $13,305,555
28 Carlos Beltrán New York Mets Baseball 7 years (2005-2011) $119,000,000  $17,000,000
29 Ken Griffey, Jr. Cincinnati Reds* Baseball 9 years (2000-2008) $116,500,000  $12,944,444
30 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles American football 12 years (2002-2013) $115,000,000‡  $9,583,333
all in US dollars.... is it just me or athletes make ridiculous amount of money.
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Excluding darts () and multi-event sports like heptathlon/decathlon.I would say rugby.
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Is it swimming, basket ball or hockey?
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