Top 10 best paid athletes (2012)

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Sport is big business. Millions of people worldwide tune in on their favorite match. Billions of dollars are spent on advertising during these games, be it boxing, hockey, football, baseball, soccer or golf. The difference is made by the winner. Winners earn honour, but more important, dollars, hard dollars. Every year, Forbes Magazine finds out who earns the most. So here’s the top 10 best paid athletes of 2012!

Top 10 best paid athletes (2012)

  1. Peyton Manning, American Football – $ 42,4 million
  2. Christiano Ronaldo, Soccer – $ 42,5 million
  3. David Beckham, Soccer – $ 46 million
  4. Phil Mickelson, Golf – $ 47,8 million
  5. Kobe Bryant, Basketball – $ 52,3 million
  6. Roger Federer, Tennis – $ 52,7 million
  7. LeBron James, Basketball – $ 53 million
  8. Tiger Woods, Golf – $ 59,4 million
  9. Manny Pacquiao, Boxing – $ 62 million
  10. Floyd Mayweather, Boxing – $ 85 million

Forbes Magazine

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