Highest Paid Athletes in 100 Countries

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Can you name the 100 countries by their highest-paid athlete in any sport?

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Badminton
Lee Chong Wei (BWF Super Series) $106,000 
Motorcycle racing
Valentino Rossi (Moto GP) $20,800,000 
Road bicycle racing
Andy Schleck (pro cycling) $2,700,000 
Rugby league
Nev Costigan (NRL, Newcastle Knights) $216,667 
Rugby union
Stan Wright (Magners League, Leinster) $204,000* 
Sumo
Hakuho (Japan Sumo Wrestling) $400,000 
Yachting
Russell Coutts (RC 44 Championship Tour) $10,000,000 
Tennis
Roger Federer (ATP Tour) $7,698,289 
Fabrice Santoro (ATP Tour) $19,500* 
Boxing
Vitali Klitschko (per fight) $6,000,000-8,000,000 
Manny Pacquiao (two fights in 2010) $32,000,000 
David Tua (October 2009 bout) $500,000 
Track and field
Zersenay Tadese (Road running) $340,000 
Tilahun Regassa (Road running) $318,250 
Michael Junior Jackson (sprinter, per six weeks of training) $5,000 
Hockey (NHL)
Marian Hossa (Chicago Blackhawks) $7,900,000 
Thomas Vanek (Buffalo Sabres) $6,400,000 
Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings) $6,000,000 
Nik Antropov (Atlanta Thrashers) $3,750,000 
Craig Adams (Pittsburgh Penguins) $550,000 
American football (NFL)
Madieu Williams (Minnesota Vikings) $2,974,000 
Domata Peko (Cincinnati Bengals) $2,950,000* 
Chris Kemoeatu (Pittsburgh Steelers) $2,369,000 
Mathias Kiwanuka (New York Giants) $1,776,000 
Anthony Herrera (Minnesota Vikings) $1,425,000 
Cricket
Ms Dhoni (IPL, Chennai Super Kings) $1,800,000 
Mahela Jayawardene (IPL, Kochi Tuskers Kerala) $1,500,000 
Shakib Al Hasan (IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders) $425,000 
Shahid Afridi (National team salary (100K), plus est. pro cricket salary (two teams)) $136,000 
golf
Ernie Els (PGA Tour) $5,347,012 
Graeme McDowell (PGA, European tours) $5,176,586* 
Thongchai Jaidee (European and Asian tours) $1,400,000 
Vijay Singh (PGA Tour) $1,334,262 
Mardan Mamat (Asian, Euro golf tours) $500,609 
Auto racing
Kimi Raikkonen (World Rally Championship) $26,333,333 
Fernando Alonso (Formula One) $22,736,842 
Lewis Hamilton (Formula One) $18,473,684* 
Felipe Massa (Formula One) $17,052,632 
Robert Kubica (Formula One) $10,657,895 
Juan Pablo Montoya (NASCAR) $5,088,410 
Baseball (MLB)
Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees) $32,000,000 
Johan Santana (New York Mets) $21,644,707 
Carlos Beltran (New York Mets) $19,325,436* 
Alfonso Soriano (Chicago Cubs) $19,000,000 
Carlos Lee (Houston Astros) $19,000,000 
Jason Bay (New York Mets) $18,125,000 
Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle Mariners) $18,000,000 
Jorge De La Rosa (Colorado Rockies) $10,000,000 
Yuniesky Betancourt (Milwaukee Brewers) $4,300,000 
Jair Jurrjens (Atlanta Braves) $3,250,000* 
Hong-Chih Kuo (Los Angeles Dodgers) $2,725,000 
Vicente Padilla (Los Angeles Dodgers) $2,000,000 
Basketball
Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) $18,700,000* 
Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz) $17,822,187 
Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) $17,700,000 
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) $17,278,618 
Peja Stojakovic (Dallas Mavericks) $15,602,138 
Samuel Dalembert (Sacramento Kings) $12,200,000 
Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls) $11,355,850 
Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks) $11,050,000 
Hedo Turkoglu (Orlando Magic) $9,800,000 
Andris Biedrins (Golden State Warriors) $9,000,000 
DeSagana Diop (Charlotte Bobcats) $6,478,600 
Mickael Pietrus (Phoenix Suns) $5,300,000 
Linas Kleiza (Toronto Raptors) $4,995,000 
Hasheem Thabeet (Houston Rockets) $4,793,280 
Theodoros Papaloukas (Olympiakos) $4,400,000 
Zaza Pachulia (Atlanta Hawks) $4,251,250 
Ronny Turiaf (New York Knicks) $4,000,000* 
Hamed Haddadi (Memphis Grizzlies) $1,600,000 
Soccer / Football
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) $19,500,000 
Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) $19,000,000 
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) $18,200,000 
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) $14,100,000 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) $12,700,000 
Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City) $11,900,000 
Nigel De Jong (Manchester City) $10,500,000 
Mark Gonzalez (CSKA Moscow) $9,324,958 
Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla) $8,600,000 
Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) $8,470,000 
Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan) $8,000,000 
Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City) $7,668,947 
Petr Cech (Chelsea) $7,400,000 
Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid) $7,169,746 
Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea) $6,859,267 
John O'Shea (Manchester United) $6,800,000 
Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United) $6,700,000 
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) $6,361,983 
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) $6,300,000* 
Mirko Vucinic (AS Roma) $6,020,000 
John Mikel Obi (Chelsea) $5,800,000 
David Suazo (Inter Milan) $5,716,476 
Michael Essien (Chelsea) $5,500,000 
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) $5,448,894 
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) $5,340,000 
Cristian Chivu (Inter Milan) $5,013,000 
Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) $5,000,000* 
Luka Modric (Tottenham Hotspur) $4,900,000 
Ji-Sung Park (Manchester United) $4,700,000 
Daniel Agger (Liverpool) $4,500,000 

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