Many of the more than 10,000 athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics struggle to bring in much money from their sports. Others competing in Rio de Janeiro, though, rake in huge sums.
Fourteen athletes going to the Olympics — mostly in basketball, tennis and soccer — took in more than $18 million from June 2015 to June 2016, Forbes reported Wednesday. The publication compiled the highest-paid athletes in Rio, where the Olympics officially kick off Friday.
Click through to see the five highest-paid athletes at the Olympics, according to Forbes.
— By CNBC's Jacob Pramuk
Posted 2016 Aug. 4