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For the seventh consecutive year, Sports Illustrated (SI.com) has compiled a list of the 50 top-earning American athletes, as well as 20 highest earning international athletes by salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees. This year, the five highest paid soccer players in the world are:
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For the seventh consecutive year, Sports Illustrated (SI.com) has compiled a list of the 50 top-earning American athletes, as well as 20 highest earning international athletes by salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees. Here are the five
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How Much Money Does Andy Roddick Make?


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Andy Roddick has been performing well since he entered the world of professional tennis. Unfortunately, almost every time he reached the final round of a tournament, Roger Federer has been able to defeat him, making Roddick win one Grand Slam title to date. As of November 12, 2010, he is ranked World No. 8 by the ATP rankings.

How Much Money Does Floyd Mayweather Make?

Floyd Mayweather came in as No. 31 with $65 million. "Money" Mayweather returned to the boxing ring last year after a 21-month hiatus. Mayweather earned $25 million in his comeback bout in September against Juan Manuel Marquez. He earned an even bigger payday—$40 million—for his 36 minutes of work against "Sugar" Shane Mosley this May. The Mosley...

How Much Money Does LeBron James Make?

LeBron James came in as No. 28 in Forbes Celebrity 100 with $43 million earnings, a drop from his No. 19 ranking in 2009. LeBron James snagged his second straight MVP award this year as the NBA's top player, yet his Cleveland Cavaliers team was bounced from the playoffs by the Boston Celtics. James earned $15.8 million from the Cavs and almost twice...

How Much Money Does Peyton Manning Make?

Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts (NFL). Should more companies hitch their wagons to Peyton? The clean-cut quarterback has replaced Tiger as America's best sporting role model, according to results of a recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

How Much Money Does Alex Rodriguez Make?

A-Rod plays for New York Yankees (MLB). A-Rod may be baseball's highest-paid player, but even he is feeling the real estate slowdown. He and his ex-wife recently unloaded their one-acre, six-bedroom estate in Florida for $8.5 million -- one-third less than the purchase price.

How Much Money Does Dwyane Wade Make?

Wade plays for Miami Heat (NBA). Wade became the biggest star in free agency, convincing LeBron James and Chris Bosh to sign with Miami. While Wade took less money to stay in South Beach, he should more than make up for it in endorsements.

How Much Money Does Kobe Bryant Make?

Kobe plays for Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). Kobe now has something else in common with Michael Jordan. His extension has him due to earn $30 million in 2013-14. The only other player ever to earn that much in one season? Jordan.

How Much Money Does Shaquille O'Neal Make?

Shaq is a free agent. But no matter where Shaq ends up next season, he is easily the all-time NBA leader in total salary: Over an 18-year career, he has earned more than $290 million.