The World's Highest Paid Athletes from 2007

Here is the top 10 list of the highest earning sportspeople from 2006-2007. It is a few years old now, the list would be much different today. The name that keeps coming on top is Tiger Woods, this year his earnings totalling over 100 million dollars.

This list was published in Forbes magazine July 2007. Earnings estimates (US dollars) are for June 2006 to June 2007. Totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. See also the top earning lists from other years. See also the top 10 highest paid in 2007 according to Sports Illustrated.

Name Sport Nationality earning ($ million) previous year
1 Tiger Woods golf USA 100 1
2 Oscar De La Hoya boxing USA 43 >10
3 Phil Mickelson golf USA 42 4
4 Kimi Raikkonen F1 racing Finland 40 >10
5 Michael Schumacher F1 racing Germany 36 2
=6 David Beckham soccer UK 33 >10
=6 Kobe Bryant basketball USA 33 >10
8 Shaquille O'Neal basketball USA 32 7
=9 Ronaldinho soccer Brazil 31 >10
=9 Michael Jordan basketball USA 31 5

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