Steven Adams makes Forbes list of the world's richest athletes

Steven Adams is the only New Zealander on the list. (Photo: RNZ)

Steven Adams (24) has broken into Forbes annual list of the world's top-100 highest-paid athletes.

On the back of his four-year, circa $US100 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the magazine puts the Kiwi NBA star's annual earnings at $US23.5m, including $US1m from endorsements.

The previous year, the 2.16m basketballer earned a paltry $US3.1m.

Adams is the only New Zealander on the top 100 list. 

Up-and-comers including rising English Premier League star Chris Wood, Formula One's Brendon Hartley and golf's Lydia Ko are all below the $US22.9m threshold.

Read more about high-earning New Zealand sports people in Eric Young's Who would rate on a Kiwi sport Rich List?

 

 


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Steven Adams is now a Tall Poppy so watch out for Labour's capital gains Tax, wealth tax, Ringfencing Tax. When Adams retires he will be Euthanised by Labour!

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I agree Rob. Extreme economic inequality is really just really bad tall poppy syndrome!

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inequality a 20 year old should own the same house and same area as a 40 year old in Auckland? Labour uses this word inequality and crisis to get votes.

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With bridges at 9% i'd get used to it bob

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Robert Red (not Blue): If rubbishing Labour were a sport, very many commentators would be well up the ranking! If one wants to play at this, get on the field in 2020 and stop being a spectator...you might earn a few $$ to augment your super!

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