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24 Pay Discrepancies Between Male And Female Athletes That'll Literally Make Your Jaw Drop

Literally all of the WNBA salaries cap at $215,000.

If you happen to think pay equity isn't an issue when it comes to male and female athletes, THINK AGAIN.

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In the world of professional sports, female athletes are often paid millions of dollars less than their male counterparts, despite sometimes having a more impressive record. Don't believe us? We gathered the salaries and earnings of the top three male and female athletes across four different sports just to prove how wild the discrepancies can be. Get ready to feel upset.

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Here are the top three highest-paid female footballers vs. the top three highest-paid male footballers:

Carli Lloyd's 2020 salary: $518,000

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Lionel Messi's 2020 salary: $105 million

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Alex Morgan's 2020 Salary: $450,000

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Neymar Jr.'s 2020 salary: $78 million

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Samantha Kerr's 2020 Salary: $410,000

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Cristiano Ronaldo's 2020 salary: $35 million

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Total Pay Disparity:

Chart showing that the total pay disparity between these 6 soccer athletes is $126.6 million
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Here are the top three highest-paid female tennis pros vs. the top three highest-paid male tennis pros:

Naomi Osaka's 2019-2020 earnings: $37.4 million

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Roger Federer's 2019-2020 earnings: $106.3 million

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Serena Williams' 2019-2020 earnings: $36 million

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Novak Djokovic's 2019-2020 earnings: $44.6 million

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Ashleigh Barty's 2019-2020 earnings: $13.1 million

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Rafael Nadal's 2019-2020 earnings: $40 million

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Total pay disparity:

Chart showing the total pay discrepancy between these 6 soccer athletes is $104.4 million
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Here are the top three highest-paid LPGA golfers vs. the top three highest-paid PGA golfers:

Annika Sörenstam's total career earnings: $22.5 million

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Tiger Woods' total career total earnings: $122 million

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Karrie Webb's total career earnings: $20 million

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Phil Mickelson's total career earnings: $92 million

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Cristie Kerr's total career Earnings: $20 million

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Jim Furyk's total career earnings: $71.4 million

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Total pay disparity:

Chart showing the total pay discrepancy between these 6 golf athletes is $222.9 million
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Here are the top three highest-paid WNBA players vs the top three highest-paid NBA players:

Sue Bird's 2020 salary: $215,000

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Stephen Curry's 2020 Salary: $43 million

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Elena Delle Donne's 2020 salary: $215,000

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Russell Westbrook's 2020 Salary: $41 million

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Emma Meesseman's 2020 Salary: $215,000

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Chris Paul's 2020 Salary: $41 million

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Total pay disparity:

Chart showing the total pay discrepancy between these six basketball athletes is $124.36 million
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Now that we've laid out the numbers, I'd like to personally deliver this message to the professional sports industry:

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Which of these pay gaps shocked you the most? Tell us in the comments.