Here is the top 10 list of the highest earning sportspeople from 2008. Again it is topped by the golfer Tiger Woods, who earned $115 million in a year. Maria Sharapova was the 2008 highest paid female athlete with 26 million dollars.
Earnings estimates (US dollars) are for June 2007 to June 2008. Totals include salaries, bonuses, prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. See also the top earning lists from other years. See a similar list, the top 10 highest paid in 2008 according to Sports Illustrated magazine.
|Name||Sport||Nationality||earning ($ million)||previous year|
|5||Kimi Raikkonen||F1 racing||Finland||44||4|
|=9||Valentino Rossi||motorcycle gp||Italy||35||>10|
- Forbes List: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/53/celebrities08_The-Celebrity-100_EarningsPrevYear.html