The World's Highest Paid Athletes from 2010
Here is the top 10 list of the highest earning sportspeople from 2010, from the list SportsMoney 50-50 list published by Forbes in August 2010. Again it is topped by Tiger Woods, who earned $105 million, down slightly on his previous year's earnings. We don't expect it to be any higher on the next year's list - will it be the first time Tiger has been not number one since 2004?
New to this list is Floyd Mayweather, and straight to no.2! The highest ranked female was tennis player Maria Sharapova, ranked 35th with $24.5 million earnings. See all the top 10 list of 2010 highest paid female athletes.
The Earnings estimates (US dollars) are for the period June 2009 to June 2010. Totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. See also the top earning lists from other years. See also the top 10 highest paid in 2010 according to Sports Illustrated.
|Rank||Name||Sport||Nationality||earning ($ million)||previous year|
|9||Eli Manning||American Football||USA||39.9||>10|
|10||Terrell Suggs||American Football||USA||38.3||>10|
next on the list were: Julius Peppers, Alex Rodriguez, Christiano Ronaldo, Kimi Raikkonen, Philip Rivers, Valentino Rossi, Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Earnhardt, Derek Jeter, and Lewis Hamilton.
- Forbes Magazine, Aug 9, 2010. SportsMoney 50-50: The World's Most Valuable Teams and Athletes, p76-77.