Which Athlete Makes More Money? A.k.a. the most depressing quiz you’ll ever take. Matt Kiebus BuzzFeed Staff posted about a year ago Follow @mjkiebus All of the answers are based solely on each player’s current, or in the NFL’s case, most recent season salary. Signing bonuses and endorsement deals are NOT factored in. 1. Who makes more money? ✓ LeBron James ✓ Justin Verlander ✓ X Verlander is making $20.1 million this season while LeBron is hauling in a measly $17.5. 2. Who makes more money? ✓ Albert Pujols ✓ Peyton Manning ✓ X Manning took home $18 million this past season, which is two million more than Pujols will make this season. 3. Who makes more money? ✓ Tom Brady ✓ Zach Parise ✓ X The Minnesota Wild forward earned $12 million this season compared to Brady’s $5.75 4. Who makes more money? ✓ Michael Vick ✓ David Ortiz ✓ X The Red Sox DH makes $14.5 million this season, $150,000 more than the Eagles QB. 5. Who makes more money? ✓ Steve Novak ✓ Andrew Luck ✓ X The Knicks fan favorite eked this one out by a mere $39,000. 6. Who makes more money? ✓ Buster Posey ✓ Patrick Kane ✓ X The reigning NL MVP is earning $8 million this season, two million more than the Blackhawks all-star. 7. Who makes more money? ✓ Russell Wilson ✓ Allen Iverson ✓ X Yep, although The Answer hasn’t played in the NBA for over 2 years he still made $100,000 more than Wilson during his rookie season. 8. Who makes more money? ✓ Henrik Lundqvist ✓ Stephen Strasburg ✓ X The Rangers goalie earned $6.8 million this season, more than twice the salary of hard-throwing righty. 9. Who makes more money? ✓ Carmelo Anthony ✓ Sidney Crosby ✓ X Melo made over $19 million this season, which dwarfs Sid’s $7.5. 10. Who makes more money? ✓ Kobe Bryant ✓ C.C. Sabathia ✓ X Kobe made over $27 million this season, which was tops in the NBA and $4 million more than the Yankees ace. 11. Who makes more money? ✓ JaValle McGee ✓ Adrian Peterson ✓ X Surprisingly, Purple Jesus only edged goofy McGee by $1.1 million 12. Who makes more money? ✓ R.A. Dickey ✓ Alex Ovechkin ✓ X The Russian hockey star earned $9 million this season, $4 million more than Dickey. 13. Who makes more money? ✓ Ryan Fitzpatrick ✓ Kyrie Irving ✓ X Fitzmagic pulled down $6 million last season, over $600,000 more than the all-star guard. 14. Who makes more money? ✓ Clayton Kershaw ✓ Drew Brees ✓ X The Cy Young winner is making $11.7 million this season, which is over a million more than Brees. 15. Who makes more money? ✓ Mike Trout ✓ Derek Fisher ✓ X The reigning AL Rookie of the Year is making a measly $510,000 this season, but Fisher is making barely half that amount. 16. Who makes more money? ✓ Ben Roethlisberger ✓ Justin Upton ✓ X Big Ben made $9.8 million this past season, just barely more than Upton’s $9.7 Which Athlete Makes More Money? SHARE YOUR RESULTS Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!