BRW Top 50 Sports Earners for 2006

Here are the top earning Australian sports people for the year 2006, as published by the Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine. Just the top 10 of their "Top 50 Sports Earners" list is shown. The list is compiled by BRW journalists and includes gross wages, prize money, sponsorships and endorsements. See other BRW Top Earners from other years, and also how these compare to the international top earner lists.

Golfer Greg Norman has top spot for the 10th straight year (since the list began in 1997), despite only earning less than $100,000 from a handful of tournaments in 2006. Golf is highly represented on the top 50 list, with 14.

There are two females in the top 50, golfer Karrie Webb (18th) and tennis player Samantha Stosur (46th). Mundine is the highest ranked Australian based athlete.

Rank Name Sport Earnings ($AUD) previous year
1 Greg Norman Golf $20 million 1
2 Harry Kewell Soccer $12.5m 2
3 Adam Scott Golf $10.3m 5
4 Lleyton Hewitt  Tennis $9m 3
5 Mark Webber Motorsport $8.5m 6
6 Chad Reed Motorsport $8m 7
7 Geoff Ogilvy Golf $7.8m 15
8 Andrew Bogut Basketball $7.4 million 8
9 Mat Mladin Motorsport $7.0m >50
10 Anthony Mundine Boxing $6.25m 40

Source: BRW, Dec 7, 2006 - Jan 24, 2007, p 37.

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