BRW Top 50 Sports Earners for 2009

Here are the top earning Australian sports people for the year 2009, 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 is the Australian sports top earner for 2009, as he has been in all previous BRW lists, though his earnings from playing golf are only small compared to his property development and other business deals. Cricket player Ricky Ponting earned $4.26m ranking him 12th on the list overall.

Rank Name Sport Earnings ($AUD) previous year
1 Greg Norman Golf $15m 1
2 Andrew Bogut Basketball $14m 7
3 Harry Kewell Soccer $9.5m 2
4 Mark Webber Motorsport $9.0 m 3
5 Chad Reed Motorsport $8.8m 6
6 Geoff Ogilvy Golf $6.34m 16
7 Marcos Ambrose Motorsport $5.44m 45
8 Casey Stoner Motorsport $5m 14
9 Robert Allenby Golf $4.93m 20
10 Tim Cahill Soccer $4.6m 12

Source: full list contained in BRW magazine, published on Thursday January 21, 2010

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