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The World's Highest Paid Athletes in 1993

Here is the top 10 list of the highest earning sports people from the 1993 calendar year according to Forbes Magazine. Michael Jordan topped the list, as he did in 1992. The highest ranked female athlete was tennis player Steffi Graf who was 15th with $9.8 million earnings.

Earnings totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. See also the top earning lists from other years.

  Name Sport Nationality earnings ($ million) previous year
1. Michael Jordan Basketball USA 36.0 1
2. Riddick Bowe Boxing USA 25.0 >40
3. Ayrton Senna Auto racing Brazil 18.5 3
4. Alain Prost Auto Racing France 16.0 >40
5. George Foreman Boxing USA 15.8 19
6. Shaquille O'Neal NBA USA 15.2 >40
7. Lennox Lewis Boxing USA 15.0 >40
8. Cecil Fielder Baseball USA 12.7 40
9. Jim Courier Tennis USA 12.6 9
10. Joe Montana NFL USA 11.5 7

next on the list were: Arnold Palmer, Evander Holyfield, Jack Nicklaus, Emerson Fittipaldi, Steffi graf, Pete Sampras, Reggie White, David Robinson, Nigel Mansell and Andre Agassi.


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