Kevin Durant (Gallo Images)
Rio de Janeiro - Kevin Durant can count one Olympic title before the Rio Games begin - he's the highest paid athlete competing in Rio.
NBA superstar topped a list from Forbes released on Wednesday of the
athletes with the most earnings between June 2015 and June 2016.
earned $56.2 million during that period.
He played for Oklahoma City
last season, then signed with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent
The list tallied both total earnings and salary or prize money.
of the top five athletes on the list are tennis players: Novak
Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.
Durant is one of four
basketball players in the top 10, including Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie
Irving and Paul George.
Usain Bolt, at No 6 with $32.5 million, is the only athlete in the top 10 known mainly for Olympic accomplishments.