The Highest Paid African American Athletes
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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

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Lewis Hamilton

Pay: $32 million

Sport: Racing

Hamilton currently races for the Mercedes AMG team and is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion. The racer is often considered the first black driver in Formula One; he is the first black driver to win a major race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The speed demon has set various records. He won the World Championship in 2008. Hamilton also has more victories under his belt than any other British driver in history.