Highest Paid American Athletes..

Ranking in at #1: Tiger Woods.  This past year, Tiger made $7,737,626 in salary/winnings and $92 million in endorsements.  At this pace, Tiger will be the first Billionaire athlete to make money from those athletics. [$99.7 million total]

#2: Phil Mickelson (Golfer).  $6,350,356 in salary/winnings and $46.6 million in endorsements. [$53 million total]

#3: Lebron James (NBA).  $14,410,581 in salary/winnings and $28 million in endorsements. [$42.4 million total]

#4: Alex Rodriguez (MLB). $33 million in salary/winnings and $6 million in endorsements. [$39 million total]

#5: Shaquille O’Neal (NBA). $20 million in salary/winnings and $15 million in endorsements. [$35 million total]

#6: Kevin Garnett (NBA). $24.75 million in salary/winnings and $10 million in endorsements. [$34.75 million total]

#7: Kobe Bryant (NBA). $21.2 million in salary/winnings and $10 million in endorsements. [$31.2 million total]

#8: Allen Iverson (NBA). $21.9 million in salary/winnings and $7 million in endorsements. [$28.9 million total]

#9: Derek Jeter (MLB). $20 million in salary/winnings and $8.5 million in endorsements. [$28.5 million total]

#10: Peyton Manning (NFL). $14.5 million in salary/winnings and $13 million in endorsements. [$27 million total]

…These 10 people can get us out of the recession right now.  Let’s make that call…

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~ by NxtLev on July 1, 2009.

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