Forbes has published a fascinating list of the highest earning drivers throughout the world of motorsports. Of the 10 that made this coveted list, five drivers represent , four come from , and one comes from the world of .

As stated by Forbes:

The highest-paid drivers in motorsports come from the world of Formula One, Nascar and MotoGP. We looked at earnings between June 2012 and June 2013 derived from salaries, bonuses, endorsements, as well as the drivers’ shares of winnings and licensing.

Check out the list and count up to the highest paid driver in all of motorsports.

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No. 10 Jenson Button - $14 million – Formula 1

Jenson Button

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No. 9 Danica Patrick – $15 million – NASCAR

Danica Patrick

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No. 8 Sebastian Vettel – $18 million – Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel

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No. 7 Jeff Gordon – $18.2 million – NASCAR

Jeff Gordon

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No. 6  Tony Stewart – $18.5 million – NASCAR

Tony Stewart

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No. 5 Valentino Rossi – $22 million – MotoGP

 Valentino Rossi

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No. 4 Jimmy Johnson – $24 million – NASCAR

Jimmy Johnson

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No. 3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. – $26 million – NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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No. 2 – $27.5 million – Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton

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No. 1 Fernando Alonso – $30 million – Formula 1

Fernando Alonso

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