Highest-paid athletes; top-paying teams

Alonso Soriano, Marian Hossa and Luol Deng were the top-paid Chicago athletes last year. US Presswire

A list of the best-paid athletes from 182 countries reveals some surprising salaries and begs the question: Are they worth it?

Top-paid players.

By sport.

By team.

The high life.The dark side.