BRW Top 50 Sports Earners for 2003

Here are the top earning Australian sports people for the year 2003, as published by the Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine. Only limited data has been found so far from their "Top 50 Sports Earners" list. 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. If you have more information about this list please let me know.

Australian golfer Greg Norman has top spot again, as he has since the list began in 1997. Golf and Soccer players made up most of the top 10. The top placed female athlete was golfer Rachel Teske, at 16th, with Karrie Webb not far behind at 19th.

Rank Name Sport Earnings ($AUD) previous year
1 Greg Norman Golf $20.3 mill 1
2 Harry Kewell Soccer $18.5 mill 3
3 Lleyton Hewitt Tennis $11.6 mill 2
4 Mark Viduka Soccer $6.75 mill 4
5 Stuart Appleby Golf $4.42 mill >10
6 Peter Lonard Golf $3.825 mill >10
7 Adam Scott Golf $3.765 mill >10
8 Robert Allenby Golf $3.7 mill 6
9 Craig Moore Soccer $3.7 mill 10
10 Josip Skoko Soccer $3.5 mill >10

Source: BRW, December 2003

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