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5 pro athletes who earn millions yet drive Hondas, Jeeps and Chevrolets

When you earn a lot, it's tempting to spend a lot. And a lot of high-earning professional athletes do: NFL star Drew Brees and soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo both own multimillion-dollar sports cars.

But not every rich athlete spends millions on fancy rides. Quarterback Kirk Cousins drives a dented GMC Savana passenger van that he bought from his grandma for $5,000. Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris still drives a 26-year-old Mazda 626 sedan that he bought for $2.

GoCompare, a British financial services comparison site, rounded up some of the cheapest cars owned by the world's richest athletes. Sure, some of them own several vehicles, or have customized these rides, but here are five NBA and NFL stars who drive Hondas, Jeeps and Chevys.

GoCompare used British pounds in its report but provided CNBC Make It with the cost of the cars in U.S. dollars.

Kyrie Irving

Boston Celtics point guard

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics
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Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics

2018 base salary: $20.1 million
Car model: Jeep Wrangler
Cost of base model: $28,940

Chris Paul

Houston Rockets point guard

Chris Paul
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Chris Paul

2018 base salary: $35.7 million
Car model: Jeep Wrangler
Cost of base model: $28,940

Von Miller

Denver Broncos linebacker

 Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos
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 Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos

2018 base salary: $2 million
Car model: Chevrolet Custom Camaro SS
Cost of base model: $26,900

Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California.
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Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California.

2018 base salary: $30 million
Car model: Chevrolet Custom Camaro SS
Cost of base model: $26,900

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts quarterback

Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts
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Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts

2018 base salary: $12 million
Car model: Honda Accord
Cost of base model: $24,460

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that these athletes paid less than $30,000 for their cars. The article has been updated to reflect that while the base model may cost less than $30,000, some of the athletes paid much more to customize their vehicles.

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