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

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Dwyane Wade

Pay: $29.9 million

Sport: Basketball

Dwyane Wade is one of the most established and popular players in the NBA, and he is a recognized force on the Miami Heat. He led the team to its first championship in 2003 and was selected to play on the All-Star team for 10 straight years. In addition to leading the U.S. men’s basketball team in scoring during the 2008 Summer Olympics, the superstar also won gold medal honors. Furthermore, Wade was part of the “Big Three,” alongside Chris Bosh and LeBron James, who led the Miami Heat to the finals all four of the years they played together.