BRW Top 50 Sports Earners for 2011

Here are the top earning Australian sports people for the year 2011, as published by the Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine. Just the top 10 of their "Top 50 Sports Earners" list is shown. 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.

Andrew Bogut is the first basketballer to top the list (he was second in 2009 and 2010). He was the 2005 NBA No.1 draft pick and streaks to the top of the list due to his huge deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Cricketers were highly featured on the top 50, with the highest ranked being Shane Watson at 11 with earnings of $4 million for 2011. Two females made the top 50, US tennis Open winner Sam Stosur and four-time surfing world champion Stephanie Gilmore.

Rank Name Sport Earnings ($AUD)
1 Andrew Bogut Basketball $13 million
2 Casey Stoner Motorsport $9.5 million
3 Mark Webber Motorsport $9.0 million
4 Chad Reed Motorsport $8.5 million
5 Cadel Evans Cycling $5.0 million
6 Marcos Ambrose Motorsport $4.5 million
=7 Tim Cahill Soccer $4.5 million
=7 Jason Day Golf $4.5 million
=7 Adam Scott Golf $4.5 million
=10 Grant Balfour Baseball $4.0 million
=10 Sam Stosur Tennis $4.0 million
=10 Shane Watson Cricket $4.0 million

Source: BRW, December 15 2011.

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