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Tiger Woods tops list of highest-paid athletes, Kobe Bryant third

June 06, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for Forbes magazine to unveil its list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.

After losing the top spot last year to boxer Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods reclaims the top spot, earning $78.1 million from June 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013.

Tennis star Roger Federer is second, with $71.5 million. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is third, with $61.9 million. 

Last year's leader, Mayweather, dropped to 14th this year.

Forbes' figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income.

Forbes ranks the top 100 athletes, and only three women, all tennis players, made the list: Maria Sharapova, who ranks No. 22 with earnings of $29 million, Serena Williams, who was No. 68 with $20.5 million, and Li Na, who was 85th with $18.2 million.

The sport with the most athletes making the top 100? Baseball, with 27.


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