With fight pay days of $40 million and $45 million each, the boxer was the highest paid athlete in the recently concluded year. The 36-year-old who has eight world titles to his name made a total of $85 million.
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A boxer and a politician from Philippines, the 34-year-old has first eight-division world titles to his name and made a salary of $56 million and endorsements worth $6 million in 2012 to have a total of $62 million.
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Despite losing some of the charm and endorsement after his alleged scandals, Woods still bagged $59.4 million in 2012. $55 million were still in endorsements.
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One of the best basketball players ever, LeBron had a pay day of $53 million in 2013 with $40 million in endorsements.
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Regarded as the greatest tennis player of all times, Roger bagged a total of $52.7 million in 2012. No surprise that $45 million came by the way of endorsements.
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Nicknamed as the Black Mamba, the 15-time All-Star is still the lynch pin at the Los Angeles Lakers. He earned a total of $52.3 million in earnings in 2012, with $32 millions in endorsements.
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The 42-year-old is a force to reckon with at the PGA tour with 41 titles under his belt. With endorsements worth $43 million, he had a total pay day of $47.8 million.
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The British football star was associated with LA Galaxy and helped his team win the Major League Soccer. With $37 million in endorsements, he made a total of $46 million.
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The Portuguese footballer plays for Real Madrid in the La Liga and is one of the best players at this point in time. He earned a total of $42.5 million in 2012, $20.5 million in salary.
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Current quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Manning was associated with the Indianapolis Colts for 14 years. Last year he earned a total $42.4 million including a whopping $32.4 million salary.
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