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Who was the highest paid athlete in the world ever?
November 12, 2010 7:36PM
Michael Jordan. He received a $30 Million dollar/year contract from the Chicago Bulls plus he had endorsements from Nike, Gatorade, McDonalds, etc.
What about Tiger Wood and Mike Tyson?
Tyson made around 400 million $ in his whole career, what is said.
Tiger makes 100 only with endorsemants, plus 11 with Golf.
By the end of 2010 he should break the 1 billion line and be the
best paid athlete of all time so far.
Also David Beckham receives $20 million a year to push Pepsi and Adidas, and his Adidas cleats fetch $450 a pair. Also 250 million dollar contract with the L.A. Galaxy
(1 million $ a week for 5 years excluding the endorsements)
Let's not forget Michael Schumacher who drove for Ferrari in Formula1. In his 15 year career he made over $650M (according to Forbes) before retiring at the end of 2006.
Tom Brady. His contract is $78 million over 4 years