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David Price, Hanley Ramirez make Forbes 2017 list of highest-paid athletes

June 08, 2017 - 11:15 am
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Forbes released their list of the world's top-100 highest paid athletes for 2017 on Thursday. The athletes who make up the list make a cumulative $3.11 billion. The list combines earnings from contracts, endorsements and appearances.

Red Sox pitcher David Price checks in to the list at No. 36. Price is making $30 million in salary this year and $550,000 in endorsements. The southpaw's seven-year $217 million deal is the richest in baseball history.

Hanley Ramirez also made the list at No. 82. The Sox designated hitter will earn $22 million this year and $300,000 in endorsements. Ramirez is in the third year of a four-year $88 million contract that he signed in 2014. The contract also has a fifth year $22 million vesting option.

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list with $58 million in salary and $35 million in endorsements.  Overall, 63 Americans made the list with the majority of the athletes being basketball players.

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