Roger Federer ranks second on a new Forbes highest paid athletes list, just behind golf great and friend Tiger Woods. According to the list, Federer made $71.5M just behind Woods’ $78.1M.
Federer’s earnings are broken down by $6.5M in tournament prize money and another $65M in yearly sponsor money. This season Federer has earned $1.38M in prize winnings.
The next highest paid tennis player is Maria Sharapova at No. 22 with $29M. Sharapova leads all women on a list which includes just two other females, both tennis players – Serena Williams and Li Na.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal rank No. 28 and No. 30 respectively.
Earnings are based on income from June 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013.
Overall Top 10
1 Tiger Woods $78.1 M, Golf
2 Roger Federer $71.5, Tennis
3 Kobe Bryant $61.9 M, Basketball
4 LeBron James $59.8 M, Basketball
5 Drew Brees $51 M, Football
6 Aaron Rodgers $49 M, Football
7 Phil Mickelson $48.7 M, Golf
8 David Beckham $47.2 M, Soccer
9 Cristiano Ronaldo $44 M, Soccer
10 Lionel Messi $41.3 M, Soccer
Tennis Players Among The Top 100 (Total, Prize Money, Endorsements)
2 Roger Federer $71.5 M, $6.5 M, $65 M
22 Maria Sharapova $29 M, $6 M, $23 M
28 Novak Djokovic $26.9 M, $12.9 M, $14 M
30 Rafael Nadal $26.4 M, $5.4 M, $21 M
68 Serena Williams $20.5 M, $8.5 M, $12 M
85 Li Na $18.2 M, $3.2 M, $15 M
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