SPORTS

Forbes list of richest athletes 2013

Comment
Decrease Increase Text size

Forbes has put out its list of the world's highest paid athletes. It's no surprise that Tiger Woods is at the very top, raking in more than $78 million last year.

Tiger Woods: $78 million
Kobe Bryant: $61.9 million
David Beckham: $47.2 million

With endorsement deals on everything from shoes to champagne, tennis pro Roger Federer claims the number two spot. He made more than $71 million. And Kobe Bryant's wealth is nothing to sneeze at. He made nearly $62 million last year.

Other notables in the top ten are David Beckham and Christiano Ronaldo. "Becks" actually donated his entire soccer salary of $5.3 million to a children's charity. Don't worry. He gets plenty more from endorsements and comes in at number eight on the chart. Ronaldo, also a soccer superstar, came in at number nine by putting a cool $44 million in the bank.

Most of the athletes owe their wealth to monster-sized paychecks and even bigger sponsorships.

For a full list of Forbes 100 highest paid athletes, click here.

 

Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.

Recommended For You
comments powered by Disqus