Salary and Pay Rates
Chariot Racing

Who is the highest paid athlete in the world?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-12-25 04:09:57
2009-12-25 04:09:57
In a June 2009 article, Forbes listed Tiger Woods as the world's highest paid athlete. From 2008 to 2009, he made $110 million and is the first athlete ever to earn $1 billion in his 13-year career. It should be noted that most of his money comes from endorsements.

Here is the full list from Forbes, including the amount each athlete made from June 2008 to June 2009. (Some of them are ties.)

Top 20 highest paid athletes, as of 2009
1. Tiger Woods, golf - $110 million
2. Kobe Bryant, basketball - $45 million
2. Michael Jordan, basketball - $45 million
2. Kimi Raikkonen, NASCAR- $45 million
5. David Beckham, soccer/football - $42 million
6. Lebron James, basketball - $40 million
6. Phil Mickelson, golf - $40 million
6. Manny Pacquiao, boxing - $40 million
9. Valentino Rossi, motorcycling - $35 million
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR - $34 million
11. Roger Federer, tennis - $33 million
11. Shaquille O'Neal, basketball - $33 million
13. Oscar de la Hoya, boxing - $32 million
13. Lewis Hamilton, NASCAR - $32 million
13. Alex Rodriguez, baseball - $32 million
16. Vijay Singh, golf - $31 million
17. Kevin Garnett, basketball - $30 million
17. Jeff Gordon, NASCAR - $30 million
17. Derek Jeter, baseball - $30 million
17. Ronaldinho, soccer/football - $30 million

Related Questions

The highest paid athlete is Tiger Woods

The highest paid athlete is Tiger Woods

Floyd Mayweather, the boxer, is the highest paid athlete in the world for 2014. He has an estimated net worth of $280 million.

No, but in 2012 he was listed as Forbes' 8th highest paid athlete and in March 2015, the 2nd highest paid retired athlete.

I believe Tiger Woods was the highest paid athlete in 2005.

Currently, the highest paid athlete in the world is Floyd Mayweather Junior, with an annual salary of $75.5 million. The second highest paid athlete is Christiano Ronaldo, with an annual salary of $50 million.

He was the first Billion dollar athlete, so yes.

Tiger Woods was the highest paid athlete in 2005 (and in several other years, as well).

At the moment, Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete, raking in $85 million in the sport of Boxing.

Why yes he is. He is an unstoppable money maker.

As far as i know, Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete this year, hes on course to earning $110, he is also set to become the first athlete to earn $1 billion. I Hope this answered your question :)

Tiger Woods is by far the highest paid athlete on the planet making $90 million per year.

Alex Rodriguez is the most paid athlete in MLB.

No, Tiger Woods is the worlds highest paid athlete.

Tiger Woods was/is the highest paid athlete. $ 60 million in 2008.

The highest paid footballer at Arsenal is Cesc Fabregas.

The rankings of the highest paid athletes can change from year to year. However, Floyd Mayweather was the highest paid athlete of 2013 with 105 million dollars in salary/winnings.

The Highest paid athlete is Tiger Woods again, earning 78.1M, his salary is 13.1M, and his endorsements are 65M.

triple h can get as much as he wants because he is the son in law of Vince McMahon, but as far as i know undertaker is the highest paid athlete

It is difficult to determine the amount that an athlete has been paid. However, Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather have made as much as $100 million in a single year.

well idk who the highest paid person was but i do know the highest paid athlete, david beckham. sorry if this doesn't help.

i think it was hulk hogan

Tiger Woods as of 2010

Currently (2005), Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete. Michael Jordan is the fourth. Hope this helps! Dr. B.

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.