The lowest-paid male professional basketball player in America makes roughly $100,000 more in a year than the president. But while it’s true that top athletes are among the highest paid individuals in the world, there’s more to the story than just commas and zeros. Here are 11 things you probably don’t know.

Go to http://mentalfloss.com/article/84792/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-athlete-salaries for information on how athletes are paid, their obligations to their employers, and how their salaries compare to those of normal people