The World's Highest Paid Athletes List 2014
Below is the top 10 of the highest earning sports people from 2014, taken from the annual list “The World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes” published by Forbes magazine in June 2014.
Tiger Woods' slide on the top earners list continues, down to 6th this year, while boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather jumps back to the top. He also topped the list in 2012. In the last year, Mayweather had two big earning days, making him the second athlete ever to earn more than $100 million in a year.
Three women make the top 100 list and they're all tennis players: Maria Sharapova at No. 34 ($24.4 million), Li Na is No. 41 ($23.6 million) and Serena Williams is No. 55 ($22 million). See the top 10 paid females for 2014.
The earnings totals (in US dollars) are derived from salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, licensing and endorsement income in the 12 months from May 1, 2013 to May 1, 2014. Taxes or agents' fees are not factored into the figures. See also the Forbes top earning lists from other years.
Top 10 Highest Earning Sports people from 2014
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Next on the list were: Manny Pacquiao, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Derrick Rose, Gareth Bale, Radamel Falcao, Neymar, Novak Djokovic, Matthew Stafford, Lewis Hamilton, Kevin Durant
- See the top earning lists from other years.
- See also the top 10 highest paid in 2014 according to Sports Illustrated
- Other world sport lists