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MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 11: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 11, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)Mark Thompson—Getty Images
MONTMELO, SPAIN - MAY 11: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 11, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images), Mark Thompson—Getty Images
  • Affiliation
    Auto Racing/England
  • Last Year's Rank
    11
  • Salary$25,000,000
  • Endorsements$2,800,000
  • Total Earnings$27,800,000

Hamilton won the Spanish Grad Prix in May to take the lead for the F1 world title, but a loss in Monaco dropped him to 2nd. In salary, he makes just about what a slew of American baseball pitchers make, which, depending on your view of his sport, may seem surprisingly high or surprisingly low.

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