The 25-year old Suh is named as the 14th highest-paid athlete in the world with a total earnings of $36 million including salaries/winnings ($35.5 million) and $500,000 from endorsements.
Ndamukong Suh is the son of Michael and Bernadette Suh. His father moved to the USA from Cameroon Where he met got married with his mother Bernadette , who equally found her way to America from Jamaica.
Though an American-born, the native from the North West region of Cameroon has often been vocal of his roots as well as his elder sister and manager Odette Lennon Ngum Suh who played with the indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon at the 2008 African Women’s Championships.
Suh is joined by fellow is not the only African on the list as Cote d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure is joint 73rd highest-earning athlete in the world with American basketball player, Tim Duncan with total earnings estimated at $19.1 million each.
American boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops the list of highest-paid athletes with $85 million, from only salary/winnings, ahead of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, is in second with a total earnings of $62 million.
American golfer Tiger Woods ($54.9 million), Basketballer LeBron James ($53 million), Tennisman Roger Federer ($52.7 million), Basketballer Kobe Bryant ($52.3 million), Golfer Phil Mickelson ($47.8 million), David Beckham ($46 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($42.5 million) and American footballer, Peyton Manning ($42.4 million) complete the top ten in that order.