Top 10 Highest Earning Sportsperson in the World

1. Tiger Woods


Earning – $90,508,163
Tiger’s off-course difficulties cost him millions in seconds — he was dropped by Gatorade, AT&T and Accenture. But a $10 million FedEx Cup bonus really helps keep him at his usual No. 1 perch.

2. Roger Federer 


Earning– $61,768,110
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player born on  8 August 1981. As of,He is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)on 5 July 2010. He previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 total weeks, one week behind record holder Pete Sampras.

3. Phil Mickelson 


Earning– $61,660,757
Enlarging the fan base: 15,000 consumers got discounts on Big Bertha clubs thanks to Lefty’s Masters win, a promotion between Golfsmith and Phil-endorsed Callaway — all assured a $1 million payout.

4. LeBron James 


Earning– $45,779,912
 King James left millions on the table by selecting to bolt Cleveland for Miami. But will James be the same kind of star — on and off the court –- playing alongside Dwyane Wade?

5. Lionel Messi 


Earning– $44,000,000
 Lionel Andrés Messi  born on  24 June 1987 is an Argentine footballer who presently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.He is  considered as one of the best football players of his generation and often named as the world’s best modern player, Messi received several Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22. His playing style and power have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his “successor”.

6. David Beckham 


Earning– $40,500,000
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE born on  2 May 1975 is an English footballer who currently plays in midfield for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He is also an accomplished member of the England national team.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo


Earning – $40,000,000
Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. After being transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m) Ronaldo currently holds the eminence of being the costliest player in football history. Additionally, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is to be paid £11 million p.a. over the following six years, all this makes him the highest paid football player in the world.

8. Manny Pacquiao 


Earnung– $38,000,000
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, also known as Manny Pacquiao born on December 17, 1978 is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first boxer in history to win seven world championships in seven different weight divisions — Flyweight, Super Bantamweight, Featherweight, Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Light Welterweight and Welterweight. In addition, he is the first boxer in history to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes — World Flyweight Champion, World Featherweight Champion, World Super Featherweight Champion and World Light Welterweight Champion.

9. Alex Rodriguez 


Earning– $37,000,000
Alexander Emmanuel “Alex” Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) is an American Major League Baseball third baseman of Dominican parentage. Nicknamed “A-Rod”, he currently plays third base for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.

10. Ichiro Suzuki 


Earning– $37,000,000
 Ichiro Suzuki born on  October 22, 1973, in Kasugai, Nishikasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners. Ichiro has accomplished a number of batting records, including the sport’s single-season record for base hits with 262. He has had nine consecutive 200-hit seasons, the longest run by any player, exceeding Wee Willie Keeler’s run of eight. Pete Rose, who had ten non-consecutive 200-hit seasons, is the only player with more in his career than Ichiro.

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