What Is the Highest Paid Sport?


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According to Forbes, on an individual level, Floyd Mayweather was the highest-paid athlete, with $105 million in 2014. If looking at a team level, Manchester City's soccer team pays each player an average of $8.1 million a year, which is the highest team average in 2014.

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Basketball, baseball and soccer are the three sports with the highest average salaries at a team level. The New York Yankees report the second-highest team salary in 2014 at $8 million. Five of the top 10 teams are based in the United States, with the remaining being European soccer teams. The highest average team salary for basketball is the Brooklyn Nets at $6.8 million a year.

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