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Old 06-18-05, 12:05 AM
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Forbes List: Athletes Earning in the past year

here are the top earning athletes in the past year
Top 10 athletes in earnings (June 2004 to June 2005)
1. Tiger Woods $87M
2. Michael Schumacher $60M
3. Oscar De La Hoya $38M
4. Michael Vick $37.5M
5. Shaquille O'Neal $33.4M
6. Michael Jordan $33M
7. David Beckham $32.5M
8. Kobe Bryant $28.8M
T-9. Lance Armstrong $28M
T-9. Valentino Rossi $28M
Jordan still at #6, despite being retired

Star Power (earnings plus other celebrity factors)
1. Tiger Woods
2. Shaquille O'Neal
3. Lance Armstrong
4. Michael Jordan
5. Michael Schumacher
6. Kobe Bryant
7. David Beckham
8. Michael Vick
9. Derek Jeter
10. Jeff Gordon
hell, #4 on this list

but they are no oprah
Despite his place of distinction among the athletes listings, Tiger is a distant second to Oprah Winfrey on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list of famous people who make the most money and attract the most attention. Winfrey earned an estimated $225 million in the past year to capture the crown as most powerful celebrity, according to the magazine.
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Old 06-18-05, 01:22 AM
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I wish I could earn $33million for doing nothing
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Old 06-18-05, 07:47 AM
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Surprised that Kobe Bryant made that much. But I guess a lot of it came from his Nike and Lakers contract.
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Wow! I wasn't aware that Lance Armstrong was making that kind of money from endorsements.
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Old 06-18-05, 09:52 AM
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and winfrey is no george lucas who earned $290M last year
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Wow! I wasn't aware that Lance Armstrong was making that kind of money from endorsements.
No wonder Sheryl Crow is all over him!

I'm surprised KG is not on that list, as his salary alone was $16,000,000 and he does a bunch of commercials, etc.
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I have no idea who Valentino Rossi is.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
I have no idea who Valentino Rossi is.

I was going to say the same thing.

I thought Beckham would be higher - on both lists.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
I have no idea who Valentino Rossi is.
He's a motorcycle racer from Italy http://www.rossifiles.com/.
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Old 06-19-05, 01:23 AM
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I was under the impression that McNabb was the highest paid NFL player, guess not
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Originally Posted by Thrush
I was under the impression that McNabb was the highest paid NFL player, guess not
this isnt salary.. this this includes all money they make (including endorsements, which is generally the bulk of their income)
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I wish I could earn $33million for doing nothing
I'm sure Jordan is very involved in his businesses, it's not as if he sits around his house all day.
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and of course, he still has plenty of endorsement money coming in
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Old 06-20-05, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by twikoff
this isnt salary.. this this includes all money they make (including endorsements, which is generally the bulk of their income)
So Ron Mexico's earnings get added into Vick's total, gotcha.
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Originally Posted by jigga6286
I'm sure Jordan is very involved in his businesses, it's not as if he sits around his house all day.
Well as long as he's sitting around his house in his underwear he's doing something.
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Originally Posted by Mordred
Well as long as he's sitting around his house in his underwearHanes, wearing Oakleys, eating Wheaties while thinking what Nikes he will wear to a BBQ and if the host will serve ball park franks and gatorade or whether he should stop by McDonalds on the way there, he's doing something.
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Why is Shaq only listed at 33.4M? Isn't that just his salary at Miami? What about all his endorsements, clothing/shoes, RAP CD's, movies, etc? Anyone have the numbers on these?
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Originally Posted by Bose Pro
Why is Shaq only listed at 33.4M? Isn't that just his salary at Miami? What about all his endorsements, clothing/shoes, RAP CD's, movies, etc? Anyone have the numbers on these?
You can seriously tell me Shaq makes any money from his albums and movies.

I don't think his yearly salary is 33.4M so I think this total includes his endorsements.

edit: it looks like his salary is 29.5M from the Heat.

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Shaq's ledger:

Miami Heat salary: $27,696,430
Clothing/Shoes: $5,703,550
Rap CDs: $5
Movies: $15
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
Shaq's ledger:

Miami Heat salary: $27,696,430
Clothing/Shoes: $5,703,550
Rap CDs: $5
Movies: $15
He's made over 1,000 commercials.
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Originally Posted by Aphex Twin
He's made over 1,000 commercials.
the commercials probably cover his losses from his cds and movies
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