Highest Paid Athletes

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Danielson, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Mo' Money Mo' Problems ......Doubt it, money can't buy you happiness but it gets you a lesser form of misery.85 million in one year is nice.

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    #1. Floyd Mayweather
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $85 million
    Salary/winnings: $85 million
    Endorsements: $0
    Sport: Boxing , Age: 35

    #2. Manny Pacquaio
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $62 million
    Salary/winnings: $56 million
    Endorsements: $6 million (Monster Energy, Hennessy, Nike, Hewlett-Packard)
    Sport: Boxing , Age: 33

    #3. Tiger Woods
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $59.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $4.4 million
    Endorsements: $55 million (Nike)
    Sport: Golf, Age: 36
    Net Worth: $500 million – As of September 2010, according to Forbes

    #4. LeBron James
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $53 million
    Salary/winnings: $13 million
    Endorsements: $40 million ( Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and others)
    Sport: Basketball, Age: 27

    #5. Roger Federer
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $52.7 million
    Salary/winnings: $7.7 million
    Endorsements: $45 million (Nike, Rolex, Wilson, Credit Suisse)
    Sport: Tennis, Age: 30

    #6. Kobe Bryant
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $52.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $20.3 million
    Endorsements: $32 million
    Sport: Basketball, Age: 33

    #7. Phil Mickelson
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $47.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $4.8 million
    Endorsements: $43 million (Callaway, Barclay’s, KPMG, Exxon, Rolex, Amgen/Pfizer)
    Sport: Golf, Age: 41

    #8. David Beckham
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $46 million
    Salary/winnings: $9 million
    Endorsements: $37 million (Burger King, Sainsbury’s, Samsung)
    Net Worth: £160 million ($260m) – As of April 2012, according to the Sunday Times Rich List
    Sport: Football, Age:37

    #9 Cristiano Ronaldo
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $42.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $20.5 million
    Endorsements: $22 million (Nike, Castrol, Konami and others)
    Sport: Football, Age: 27

    #10 Peyton Manning
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $42.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $32.4 million
    Endorsements: $10 million (Reebok, Sony, Wheaties, DirecTV, Gatorade, Papa John’s)
    Sport: Football (NFL) , Age: 36

    #11. Lionel Messi
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $39 million
    Salary/winnings: $20 million
    Endorsements: $19 million (PepsiCo, Herbalife, EA Sports, Cherry, Audemars Piguet, Dolce & Gabanna and others)
    Sport: Football, Age: 24

    #12 Haloti Ngata
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $37.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $37.1 million
    Endorsements: $200,000
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #13 Larry Fitzgerald
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $36.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $35.3 million
    Endorsements: $1.5 million (Nike, EAS, University of Phoenix, AT&T and others)
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #14 Ndamukong Suh
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $36 million
    Salary/winnings: $35.5 million
    Endorsements: $500,000
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #15 Charles Johnson
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $34.4 million
    Salary/winnings: $34.3 million
    Endorsements: $100,000
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #16= Rafael Nadal
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $33.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $8.2 million
    Endorsements: $25 million ( Nike, Babolat, Kia Motors, Richard Mille and Bacardi)
    Sport: Tennis, Age: 26

    #16= Mario Williams
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $33.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $32.9 million
    Endorsements: $250,000
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #18. Alex Rodriguez
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $33 million
    Salary/winnings: $31 million
    Endorsements: $2 million (Nike, Rawlings, Topps and Vita Coco)
    Sport: Baseball, Age: 36

    #19 Fernando Alonso
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $32 million
    Salary/winnings: $29 million
    Endorsements: $3 million
    Sport: Race Car (Formula One)

    #20= Valentino Rossi
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $30 million
    Salary/winnings: $17 million
    Endorsements: $13 million
    Sport: Motorcycle racing

    #20= Michael Schumacher
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $30 million
    Salary/winnings: $20 million
    Endorsements: $10 million
    Sport: Race Car (Formula One)

    #22 Darrelle Revis
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $28.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $27 million
    Endorsements: $1.3 million (Nike and Range Rover)
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #23 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $28.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
    Endorsements: $15 million
    Sport: Race Car

    #24= Wladimir Klitschko
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $28 million
    Salary/winnings: $24 million
    Endorsements: $4 million
    Sport: Boxing

    #24= Lewis Hamilton
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $28 million
    Salary/winnings: $25 million
    Endorsements: $3 million (Reebok)
    Sport: Race Car (Formula One)

    #26 Maria Sharapova
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $27.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $5.9 million
    Endorsements: $22 million
    Sport: Tennis, Age: 25

    #27 Sam Bradford
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $27.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $26.8 million
    Endorsements: $1 million
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #14. Tom Brady
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $27.1 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.1 million
    Endorsements: $4 million
    Sport: Football (NFL), Age: 34

    #29 Joe Mauer
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $27 million
    Salary/winnings: $23 million
    Endorsements: $4 million
    Sport: Baseball

    #30 Eli Manning
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $26.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $18.6 million
    Endorsements: $8 million
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $26.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $3.5 million
    Endorsements: $23 million
    Sport: Cricket

    #31 LaMarr Woodley
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $26.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $26.3 million
    Endorsements: $150,000
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #33 Dwight Howard
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $25.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $14.6 million
    Endorsements: $11 million
    Sport: Basketball (NBA)

    #34 Kevin Durant
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $25.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
    Endorsements: $13 million
    Sport: Basketball (NBA)

    #35 Dwyane Wade
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $24.7 million
    Salary/winnings: $12.7 million
    Endorsements: $12 million
    Sport: Basketball (NBA)

    #36 Derek Jeter
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $24.5 million
    Salary/winnings: $15.5 million
    Endorsements: $9 million
    Sport: Baseball (MLB)

    #37 Wayne Rooney
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $24.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $17.8 million
    Endorsements: $6.5 million
    Sport: Football

    #38 Mark Sanchez
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $24.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.2 million
    Endorsements: $1 million
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #39 Ichiro Suzuki
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $24 million
    Salary/winnings: $17 million
    Endorsements: $7 million
    Sport: Baseball (MLB)

    #40= CC Sabathia
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $23.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $23 million
    Endorsements: $800,000
    Sport: Baseball (MLB)

    #40= Johan Santana
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $23.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $23.3 million
    Endorsements: $500,000
    Sport: Baseball (MLB)

    #42 Jeff Gordon
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $23.6 million
    Salary/winnings: $13.6 million
    Endorsements: $10 million
    Sport: Race Car

    #43 Ben Roethlisberger
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $23.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $22.3 million
    Endorsements: $1 million
    Sport: Football (NFL)

    #44 Carmelo Anthony
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.9 million
    Salary/winnings: $14.9 million
    Endorsements: $8 million
    Sport: Basketball (NBA)

    #45 Mark Teixeira
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.8 million
    Salary/winnings: $22.5 million
    Endorsements: $250,000
    Sports: Baseball (MLB)

    #46 Amar’e Stoudemire
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.7 million
    Salary/winnings: $14.7 million
    Endorsements: $8 million
    Sport: Basketball (NBA)

    #47 Tony Stewart
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.3 million
    Salary/winnings: $15.3 million
    Endorsements: $7 million
    Sport: Race Car

    #48 Luke Donald
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.2 million
    Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
    Endorsements: $9 million
    Sport: Golf

    #49 Vernon Wells
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22.1 million
    Salary/winnings: $22 million
    Endorsements: $100,000 million
    Sport: Baseball (MLB)

    #50 Michael Vick
    Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $22 million
    Salary/winnings: $20 million
    Endorsements: $2 million
    Sport: Football (NFL)
     
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  2. Surprised Woods is still that high after all the sex scandals.
     
  3. I know, that is really surprising. His endorsement deal with Nike is one lump sum of cash.
     
  4. Brand Beckham still going strong.
     
  5. For awhile there, I couldn't turn on my tv without seeing his face.
     
  6. Re: RE: Highest Paid Athletes

    Welcome to England since 02 lol.
     
  7. I remember the first time I heard Becks speak. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. His voice is nothing like I thought it would be.
     
  8. I remember throwing a football at my television screen in anger

    Kayfabe
     
  9. Some athletes are way too much overpaid imo.
     
  10. Anyone in particular that you would like to discuss?
     
  11. Almost every atheletes tbh. Proffesional world class atheletes are all too overpaid.
    While professional 2nd divison or 3rd divison atheletes can barely make a living. The gap is too big.

    I dont see why playing sports for a club/country and crying on the ground when a ball hits you should pay more than being a soldier or stuff like that, where you are spending your christmas eves battling for your country against terrorists.
     
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  12. Hey i can agree with you on something. Don't get used to it :punk: