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Forbes has been pocket watching all month… we love it, though.

According to the publication, Jay-Z is Hip-Hop’s first billionaire and our beloved Rihanna is the wealthiest female musician in the entire world. Now, there’s a new list that’ll pique your interest — the world’s highest paid athletes — and a few of fan-favorites made the cut.

Soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar take the top three spots, with boxer Canelo Alvarez and tennis champ Roger Federer taking the fourth and fifth spots.

“More than half of the top 100 earners play in the NFL or the NBA, giving Americans the advantage on total earnings, but the rich endorsement portfolios of international tennis and soccer stars mean higher average earnings for those outside the U.S.,” Forbes explains. “The top 100 spans 10 sports and includes athletes from 25 countries. Their $4 billion in combined earnings from prize money, salaries and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019 is up 5% from last year, when Floyd Mayweather was first with $285 million.”

Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant earned spots five through ten, and coming in at 63rd, Serena Williams is the one and only woman to make the cut.

See the full list for yourself here.

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