#5. Kevin Durant (Basketball) Estimated Earnings: $56.2 million
Over the past couple of months, Kevin Durant has faced plenty of flak for signing with the Golden State Warriors. Many are of the opinion that he has jumped on the Warriors’ bandwagon and they’ve have labeled the move as the ultimate cop-out. However, we doubt Kevin Durant loses any sleep over those disparaging comments. After all, he netted in a cool $56.2 million in the past 12 months. K.D took home $20.2 million in salary and bonuses and earned another $36 million in endorsement deals with the likes of Nike, Sparkling Ice, Sprint, General Electric, and 2K Sports etc. We do hope Kevin Durant wins the championship soon; the ring shouldn’t be eluding a player of his caliber for too long.