Mengke Bateer, basketball player
2010 earning: 7 million yuan (US$1.06 million)
Mengke Bateer was born in 1975 in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia of China. [163.com]
In October 2001, Bateer joined the Denver Nuggets in the side's preseason training camp. In the summer of 2002, Bateer was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and then he signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors. In October 2004, the New York Knicks signed Bateer as a training camp invite. In 2010, he played center for Xinjiang Guanghui and helped the team take second place this season in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).