2007 SI Fortunate 50

Here are the top 10 of the Sports Illustrated Magazine's fortunate 50 list for the year 2007. This is the 4th year that the list has been published. As with all Fortunate 50 lists, it only includes athletes from the USA, sorted by total earnings (salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees).

Tiger is again the highest earner, as he has on every SI Fortunate 50 list since it was first published in 2004. The top ranked female athlete (and only one in the top 50) was golfer Michelle Wie at #22. See also the 2007 International 20 for the top paid sports people from the rest of the world.

Name Sport earnings (US$ million) previous year
1. Tiger Woods Golf 111.9 1
2. Oscar De La Hoya Boxing 55.0 -
3. Phil Mickelson Golf 51.3 2
4. Shaquille O'Neal Basketball 35.0 3
5. Kobe Bryant Basketball 33.7 4
6. LeBron James Basketball 30.8 6
7. Kevin Garnett Basketball 29.0 11
8. Derek Jeter Baseball 29.0 7
9. Alex Rodriguez Baseball 28.0 8
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Auto Racing 27.1 9


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