Friday, August 10, 2012

Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes of 2012 - Complete List

Our fascination with athletes can prove to be pretty lucrative for some of the world's top athletes. Forbes Magazine recently released its list of highest-earning athletes for 2012 on Monday, June 18, 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.  Here is the complete list of 100 highest paid athletes or sports person of 2012. Take a look...

1. Floyd Mayweather - Boxing

Total earnings: $85 million


2. Manny Pacquiao - Boxing

Total earnings: $62 million


3. Tiger Woods - Golf

Total earnings: $59.4 million


4. LeBron James - Basketball

Total earnings: $53 million


5. Roger Federer - Tennis

Total earnings: $52.7 million


6. Kobe Bryant - Basketball

Total earnings: $52.3 million


7. Phil Mickelson - Golf

Total earnings: $47.8 million


8. David Beckham - Foodball

Total earnings: $46 million


9. Cristiano Ronaldo - Foodball

Total earnings: $42.5 million


10. Peyton Manning - American Football

Total earnings: $42.4 million


11. Lionel Messi

Total earnings: $39 million

12. Haloti Ngata

Total earnings: $37.3 million

13. Larry Fitzgerald

Total earnings: $36.8 million

14. Ndamukong Suh

Total earnings: $36 million

15. Charles Johnson

Total earnings: $34.4 million

16. Rafael Nadal

Total earnings: $33.2 million

16. Mario Williams

Total earnings: $33.2 million

18. Alex Rodriguez

Total earnings: $33 million

19. Fernando Alonso

Total earnings: $32 million

20. Valentino Rossi

Total earnings: $30 million

20. Michael Schumacher

Total earnings: $30 million

22. Darrelle Revis
Total earnings: $28.3 million

23. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Total earnings: $28.2 million

24. Wladimir Klitschko

Total earnings: $28 million

24. Lewis Hamilton

Total earnings: $28 million

26. Maria Sharapova

Total earnings: $27.9 million

27. Sam Bradford

Total earnings: $27.8 million

28 Tom Brady

Total earnings: $27.1 million

29. Joe Mauer

Total earnings: $27 million

30. Eli Manning

Total earnings: $26.6 million

31. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Total earnings: $26.5 million

31. LaMarr Woodley

Total earnings: $26.5 million

33. Dwight Howard

Total earnings: $25.6 million

34. Kevin Durant

Total earnings: $25.5 million

35. Dwyane Wade

Total earnings: $24.7 million

36. Derek Jeter

Total earnings: $24.5 million

37. Wayne Rooney

Total earnings: $24.3 million

38. Mark Sanchez

Total earnings: $24.2 million

39. Ichiro Suzuki

Total earnings: $24 million

40. CC Sabathia

Total earnings: $23.8 million

40. Johan Santana

Total earnings: $23.8 million

42. Jeff Gordon

Total earnings: $23.6 million

43. Ben Roethlisberger

Total earnings: $23.3 million

44. Carmelo Anthony

Total earnings: $22.9 million

45. Mark Teixeira

Total earnings: $22.8 million

46. Amar'e Stoudemire

Total earnings: $22.7 million

47. Tony Stewart

Total earnings: $22.3 million

48. Luke Donald

Total earnings: $22.2 million

49. Vernon Wells

Total earnings: $22.1 million

50. Michael Vick
Total earnings: $22 million

51. Logan Mankins

Total earnings: $21.9 million

51. Richard Seymour

Total earnings: $21.9 million

53. Jimmie Johnson

Total earnings: $21.5 million

53. Ryan Howard

Total earnings: $21.5 million

53. Adrian Peterson

Total earnings: $21.5 million

56. Jon Beason

Total earnings: $21.4 million

57. Kevin Garnett

Total earnings: $21.1 million

58. Matthew Stafford

Total earnings: $20.9 million

59. Miguel Cabrera

Total earnings: $20.8 million

59. Kaká

Total earnings: $20.8 million

61. Roy Halladay

Total earnings: $20.6 million

61. Novak Djokovic

Total earnings: $20.6 million

63. Usain Bolt

Total earnings: $20.3 million

63. D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Total earnings: $20.3 million

65. Sergio Aguero

Total earnings: $20.1 million

66. DeAngelo Williams

Total earnings: $19.9 million

67. Joe Thomas

Total earnings: $19.8 million

68. Fernando Torres

Total earnings: $19.6 million

68. Eric Berry

Total earnings: $19.6 million

68. Prince Fielder

Total earnings: $19.6 million

71. Ryan Kalil

Total earnings: $19.4 million

72. Chris Paul

Total earnings: $19.2 million

73. Yaya Touré

Total earnings: $19.1 million

73. Tim Duncan

Total earnings: $19.1 million

75. Miguel Cotto

Total earnings: $19 million

76. Barry Zito

Total earnings: $18.9 million

77. Robert Mathis

Total earnings: $18.7 million

78. Carlos Lee

Total earnings: $18.6 million

78. Sachin Tendulkar

Total earnings: $18.6 million

78. Lawrence Timmons

Total earnings: $18.6 million

81. Li Na

Total earnings: $18.4 million

82. Alfonso Soriano

Total earnings: $18.3 millio

82. Torii Hunter

Total earnings: $18.3 million

84. Deron Williams

Total earnings: $18.2 million

85. Jonathan Joseph

Total earnings: $18.1 million

86. Darnell Dockett

Total earnings: $18 million

87. Matt Holliday

Total earnings: $17.6 million

88. Rashard Lewis

Total earnings: $17.5 million

88. Justin Verlander

Total earnings: $17.5 million

88. John Terry

Total earnings: $17.5 million

91. Carlos Zambrano

Total earnings: $17.4 million

91. Albert Pujols

Total earnings: $17.4 million

91. Ernie Els

Total earnings: $17.4 million

91. Rory McIlroy

Total earnings: $17.4 million

95. Pau Gasol

Total earnings: $17.2 million

96. Russell Okung

Total earnings: $17.1 million

97. Steven Gerrard

Total earnings: $17 million

98. Carl Crawford

Total earnings: $16.9 million

99. Rolando McClain

Total earnings: $16.7 million

100. Jake Peavy

Total earnings: $16.6 million

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