Being selected to join the Olympics is probably one of the greatest honours and achievements for any athlete and no matter if they win or not, the opportunity to represent your country on an international stage is often already a fantastic feat.
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Of course, Olympic athletes don’t get paid to compete in the Olympic Games. Rather, many of them are sponsored by companies in endorsement deals that can often reach millions.
If you are curious about the athletes who are earning the most in this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, keep reading to find out.
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1. Kevin Durant - US$75 million
US basketball star Kevin Durant is one of the top players in the sport who plays for the Brooklyn Nets and is often referred to as the best player in the NBA. He has achieved three Olympic gold medals thus far.
Durant has earned himself over US$75 million in his time in the sport as well as through setting up his own media network Boardroom, his stake in American professional football club Philadelphia Union, and his own venture capital firm.