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2011 SI International 20

Here are the top 10 of the Sports Illustrated Magazine's International 20 list for the year 2011, ranking the highest paid athletes from around the world.

As with all International 20 lists, it only includes athletes from outside of the USA, sorted by total earnings (salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees). See also the top 10 American athletes on the 2011 Fortunate 50 list.

  Name Country Sport earnings (US$) previous year
1. Roger Federer Switzerland Tennis $52,781,940 1
2. Manny Pacquiao Philippines Boxing $52,500,000 5
3. Fernando Alonso Spain Auto Racing $45,000,000 17
4. Lionel Messi Argentina Soccer $43,800,000 2
5. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Soccer $38,800,000 4
6. Yao Ming China Basketball $35,686,100 8
7. Rafael Nadal Spain Tennis $31,506,278 9
8. Valentino Rossi Italy Motor Sports $30,000,000 7
9. Wayne Rooney Great Britain Soccer $29,200,000 NR
10. Kak√° Brazil Soccer $27,300,000 11


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