Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Richest Athletes $$$

Below is the list of the fortunate 50 from SI magazine, which is a listing of the top 50 money makers in all of sports for this past year.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/specials/fortunate50/2009/index.html

Tiger Woods tops off the list yet again, with Phil Mickelson following. Sounds like a PGA tour event ay? Lebron and Kobe and Arod are all in the top 10 as well. Surprisingly, or well not surprising, but rediculously, Stephon Marbury made the list with his salary and earnings over $20 million dollars. $18 million of which he earned for sitting on the bench for the Knicks.

SI also has a list of the top 20 International athletes. The list is below and has David Beckham leading the list earning a whopping $45.2 Million dollars this past year.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/specials/fortunate50/2009/index.20.html

"For the first time, the average earnings of those on the list fell -- down $1.5 million per athlete to $23.6 million. That falloff is mostly due to lower earnings for No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Phil Mickelson, both of whom saw their on-course income shrink while also losing key endorsement deals. This year's list features 22 basketball players (a record nine who earned more than $20 million), 14 major leaguers, nine football players, three golfers and two NASCAR drivers. "

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