The World's Highest Paid Athletes in 1995

Here is the top 10 list of the highest earning sports people, estimates from the 1995 calendar year. Jordan again topped the list for the forth year in a row. Athletes from the USA were in the first 8 places. He earned $3.9 million in salary and $40 million in outside income.

Earning totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. See also the top earning lists from other years.

Name Sport Nationality earnings ($ million) previous year
1. Michael Jordan basketball USA 43.9 1
2. Mike Tyson boxing USA 40.0 not ranked
3. Deion Sanders American Football / Baseball USA 22.5 38
4. Riddick Bowe boxing USA 22.2 not ranked
5. Shaquille O'Neal basketball USA 21.9 2
6. George Foreman boxing USA 18.0 15
7. Andre Agassi tennis USA 16.0 9
8. Sugar Ray Leonard golf USA 15.1 3
9. Michael Schumacher auto racing Germany 15.0 30
10. Wayne Gretzky ice hockey Canada 14.5 =5

next on the list was Arnold Palmer, Drew Bledsoe, Gerhard Berger, Evander Holleyfield, Pete Sampras, Cal Ripkin Jr., Greg Norman, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing and Dale Earnhardt.

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