- May 13, 2012
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Obozo screams about businessmen that get $10 million a year for running a company that makes useful products like cars or computers but says it's ok for useless non-productive jocks to make $50 mill. It's all about race with obozo, since so many athletes are black.
Top 10 highest-paid athletes in professional sports
10. Zack Greinke, $29,020,000
9. Alex Rodriguez, $29,900,000: A New York Yankees player, Rodriguez is the highest-paid player in baseball. His $257 million deal extends through 2017, so he's pretty much set for life. A-Rod also has almost $1 million in endorsement deals, and will get an additional $6 million if he reaches 660 home runs.
8. Peyton Manning, $31,000,000: With endorsement deals that almost match his salary, it's no wonder Denver Broncos player Peyton Manning is among the best paid. He is football's biggest endorser, earning a whopping $13 million. That, added to his $18 million salary, makes him the number 8 highest paid. Last year, he was named number 7, but somehow I think the $31 million will get him through.
7. Derrick Rose, $33,403,000
6. Phil Mickelson, $39,528,000
5. Tiger Woods, $40,839,027: Although Tiger Woods hit a bit of a rough patch over the last few years, he earned more than anyone on Tour over the last year. His Nike, EA, and Rolex deals are part of what give him an estimated $33 million in endorsements. (The Nike deal is a huge moneymaker.) Although Mickelson earns more in endorsements, Woods makes $7.8 million in winnings.
4. Kobe Bryant, $46,850,000
3. Drew Brees, $47,800,000s.
2. LeBron James, $56,545,000: He's the second highest paid athlete with $39 million in endorsements, $17.5 million in salary. The Miami heat player has a Nike deal to thank (apparently Nike plays extremely well), but, when comparing salaries, James is considered an "underpaid" NBA star.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., $90,000,000: As the only boxer on this list, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s salary nearly doubles that of the second highest-paid athlete. He has $0 in endorsements, but it doesn't matter because his May 4 fight with Robert Guerrero garnered him $32 million, with the pay-per-view giving him another $13 million. He's due for a similar payday in September, which will bump his salary to almost $100 million.