Monday, July 23, 2012

Top 10 Highest-Paid Basketball Players - 2012

According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world between 2011-2012, losing out Tiger Woods who has been hailed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete from 2001-2011. The total earnings of the athletes are derived from their bonuses, salaries, appearance fees, prize money, endorsement and licensing from June 2011 until June 2012, according to Forbes. The athlete’s agent’s fees and taxes were not deducted from their earnings. But what about the basketball players. So, here we bring you the top ten highest paid NBA players of 2012. Take a look...


1. LeBron James


Total earnings : $53 million
Salary/winnings: $13 million
Endorsements: $40 million ( Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and others)

2. Kobe Bryant


Total earnings: $52.3 million
Salary/winnings: $20.3 million
Endorsements: $32 million

3. Dwight Howard


Total earnings: $25.6 million
Salary/winnings: $14.6 million
Endorsements: $11 million

4. Kevin Durant


Total earnings: $25.5 million
Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
Endorsements: $13 million

5. Dwyane Wade


Total earnings: $24.7 million
Salary/winnings: $12.7 million
Endorsements: $12 million

6. Carmelo Anthony


Total earnings: $22.9 million
Salary/winnings: $14.9 million
Endorsements: $8 million

7. Amar’e Stoudemire


Total earnings: $22.7 million
Salary/winnings: $14.7 million
Endorsements: $8 million

8. Kevin Garnett


Total earnings: $21.1 million
Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
Endorsements: $4 million

9. Chris Paul


Total earnings: $19.2 million
Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
Endorsements: $6 million

10. Tim Duncan


Total earnings: $19.1 million
Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
Endorsements: $2 million