Friday, August 10, 2012

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes - 2012

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. 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. Now let us take a look the top ten highest paid athletes or sports person of 2012.


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



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50 Interesting Facts About Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez who was born on July 22, 1992 is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place.  Her career has expanded into the music industry. She is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene. Now let us take a look at some interesting facts about such a famous teen celebrity...


1. Selena Marie Gomez is her full name.

2. She was born on 22nd July 1992.

3. Her start as an actress was when she was cast on Barney & Friends at the age of seven.

4. Her mother gave birth to her at the age of 16.

5. Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old.

6. Has four dogs – Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.

7. She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.

8. Selena was discovered by Disney in a nation-wide casting call.

9. Her mother, Mandy Cornett, remarried in 2006 to Brian Teefey.

10. Her name ‘Selena’ means Moon in Greek.

11. She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp.

12. Selena is an only child.

13. Selena received a Mickey Mouse charm necklace as a gift from Disney Channel.

14. Selena appeared in a few episodes of Hannah Montana as Hannah's rival, Mikayla.

15. Selena Gomez is a huge fan of Cheryl Cole and wishes to record a duet with her.

16. Selena's Twitter account is @selenagomez.

17. Selena has said in Go Girl magazine that she would like invent 'Pickle Flavored Gum'.

18. Selena's band members are Greg Garman, Joey Clement, Ethan Roberts, and Dane Forrest.

19. Selena's favourite movie genre is horror.

20. Selena's favourite fruit is mango.

21. Selena loves to surf and skateboard.

22. Selena is working on a film "What Boys Want" which is in the cinemas in 2012.

23. She starred as Grace in Monte Carlo which was released in October 2011.

24. Selena Gomez's album 'A Year Without Rain' was releasedin September 2010.

25. Selena's clothing line "Dream Out Loud" launched on 15th July 2010.

26. Selena had her first kiss when she was 12 years old with Dylan Sprouse.

27. Selena starred in "Ramona & Beezus", which was released on 22nd October 2010.

28. Halloween is one of Selena's favourite holidays.

29. She is currently dating Justin Bieber.

30. Selena's favourite Justin Bieber songs are One Time, Love Me, and Never Say Never.

31. Her Zodiac Sign is Cancer.

32. Selena and Justin Bieber gave a newly-wed couple a wedding to remember — the duo crashed their wedding in Malibu and posed for the camera with the bride and groom.

33. Selena hasn't wear her purity ring since shes been with Justin Bieber.

34. During the National Council of La Raza's ALMA Awards, Selena Gomez won the award for comedy for her performance in Wizards of Waverly Place.

35. Her favourite sport is basketball.

36. She took part in Disney Channel's Earth Day celebration.

37. Selena has a driving licence

38. She drives a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid.

39. Selena and Justin first met in 2009, when Justin's manager called Selena's mother, who's also her manager, to set up a meeting between the two.

40. Selena Gomez protects her voice by drinking olive oil!

41. She and best friend Demi Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.

42. Her previous relationship was with Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers.

43. For her 2011 music video "Love You Like A Love Song", Gomez had horses spray-painted pink. This led to accusations from PETA and singer Pink about the treatment of the animals.

44. In June 2011, she released her album "When The Sun Goes Down".

45. She went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas.

46. Her favourite band is Paramore.

47. She is named after the famous Tejano singer Selena.

48. Selena's Facebook is: Facebook.com/Selena.

49. Selena has over one million subscribers on YouTube.

50. Her shoe size is 7, as of 2012.

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The Ancient Origins Of Plastic Surgery - Infography

Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. With increased media attention on beauty and perfection, celebrities and others alike are turning to plastic surgery more and more. Though media and advertising do play a large role in influencing many people's lives, researchers believe that plastic surgery obsession is linked to psychological disorders. Now, let us take a look at how the plastic surgery evolved into our modern lifestyle. Take a look...


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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