2010 SI International 20

Here are the top 10 of the Sports Illustrated Magazine's International 20 list for the year 2010, ranking the highest paid athletes from around the world.

As with all International 20 lists, it only includes athletes from outside of the USA, sorted by total earnings (salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees). See also the top 10 American athletes on the 2010 Fortunate 50 list.

Name Country Sport earnings (US$) previous year
1. Roger Federer Switzerland Tennis $61,768,110 9
2. Lionel Messi Argentina Soccer $44,000,000 4
3. David Beckham Great Britain Soccer $40,500,000 1
4. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Soccer $40,000,000 12
5. Manny Pacquiao Philippines Boxing $38,000,000 3
6. Ichiro Suzuki Japan Baseball $37,000,000 15
7. Valentino Rossi Italy Motor Sports $35,000,000 =5
8. Yao Ming China Basketball $34,378,325 7
9. Rafael Nadal Spain Tennis $27,466,515 NR
10. Lewis Hamilton Great Britain Auto Racing $26,700,000 8

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