The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes According To Forbes

Written by on June 10, 2013

Can you imagine how sweet life would be if you can get paid bag loads of money to play something you grew up loving? Well for these select few, life is sweet. Of course we have the usual suspects, but we did not know Federer was up in the mix.

Tiger Woods – $78.1 million
Roger Federer – $71.5 million
Kobe Bryant – $61.9 million
LeBron James – $59.8 million
Drew Brees – $51 million

Nike remains Woods’ biggest meal ticket, paying him more than $20 million annually by our count, and the company is on the verge of signing Woods to a contract extension, which will keep Woods as the top golf endorser at the $25 billion-in-sales sports behemoth. Revenues at Nike Golf rose 10% last year to $726 million after three straight years of declines. Woods first partnered with Nike when he turned pro in 1996 with a five-year, $40 million deal.

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