It’s thrilling to watch your favorite athletes tearing up the sport in which they excel. While watching, though, it’s easy to forget just how much these athletes get paid to play a sport that they love. Some of these athletes literally face life and death situations when they step into their arena, and their salaries reflect the danger level that they face every day. Others make millions just to show up to a match. No matter which sport you love, you’re sure to have seen these 10 athletes doing what they do best. At the top of their game now, it should be interesting to see who makes the list for 2016.