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2014 SI Fortunate 50

Here are the top 10 of the Sports Illustrated Magazine's fortunate 50 list for the year 2014. This is the 11th year that the list has been published. As with all Fortunate 50 lists, it only includes athletes from the USA or those playing in a US-based league, sorted by total earnings (salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees).

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the top of the list as has been for the last two years. Basketballers LeBron and Bryant jumped up the list to take 2nd and 3rd places on the list compared to the previous year.

See also the 2014 International 20 list of the top paid sports people from the rest of the world in 2014.

Rank Name Sport earnings (US$ mil) previous year
1 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Boxing $105.0 1
2 LeBron James Basketball $57.1 2
3 Kobe Bryant Basketball $50.5 4
4 Aaron Rogers American Football $45.8 >10
5 Peyton Manning American Football $37.5 8
6 Phil Mickelson Golf $37.2 6
7 Tiger Woods Golf $35.5 5
8 Tom Brady American Football $35.0 >10
9 Derrick Rose Basketball $34.6 7
10 Matthew Stafford American Football $33.0 >10


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