25. Ben Roethlisberger
His NFL performance earned the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, the nickname “Big Ben.” It also got him one of the highest salaries in the NFL. The football star was paid $49 million over the course of the year.
24. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bean Bryant is one of the undisputed best players of the NBA. He has been named an all-star player 17 times and isn’t planning to stop anytime soon. Kobe has stayed with the same team throughout his entire career, helping them win five championships. The Lakers, in turn, have compensated him better than the rest of their players. In 2015, Kobe Bryant made $49.5 million.