Forbes: The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes

2. Kobe Bryant

$53 million
Age: 32

Bryant recently signed on as pitchman for Mercedes-Benz's Smart Car brand in China. His $24.8 million salary during the 2010-11 season was $4 million more than any other player.
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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