How the highest-paid female athletes compare to the men

11The pay gap is a real thing

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We all know that the pay gap is a real thing when it comes to gender disparity in everyday life. Sports, though, has a habit of trumping everyday life in many aspects. However, is one of those aspects the ability for the top female sports stars in the world to make as much money as their male counterparts?

Ideally, this list would look at the top female stars in 10 different professional sports and compare their level of pay men. The problem is that finding 10 professional-level sports for women is difficult even in 2018 so some sports are represented more than once on this list.

These are the top 10 paid female stars and how they compare to the men in their sports.