Wealthiest athlete of all time was a Roman charioteer

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The highest paid sportsman of all time was a slave-turned-chariot racer from Ancient Rome who earned a staggering £9.42billion, researchers have revealed.

Experts found details of Gaius Appuleius Diocles who was plucked from humble beginnings as a slave to become the a champion charioteer in second century Rome.

The immensely strong but illiterate athlete pocketed a cool 35,863,120 sesterces in prize money during his career - the same as £396million a year in today's terms....

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