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2006-07-28 05:34:59 PM
kobe still gets endorsments?
 
2006-07-28 05:37:17 PM
wait, i forgot, 10% of women in the usa have experienced date rape.. he's got fans
 
2006-07-28 05:40:23 PM
Tiger made eighty seven million dollars in endorsments last year. Eighty-farking-seven million dollars.

I don't think I ever felt my mind actually boggle before.
 
2006-07-28 05:44:24 PM
Yeah...my boy Carson Palmer with the fattest salary!
 
2006-07-28 05:58:16 PM
link won't load for me...can someone post the list, please?
 
2006-07-28 05:58:46 PM
So my kid should be concentrating on golf, not baseball.
 
2006-07-28 06:03:01 PM
Christ. Manny Ramirez makes $2.5 million in endorsements per year?

For what, mood-swing medication?
 
2006-07-28 06:03:58 PM
Good for Phil Mickelson. Met him a couple times, and he's the nicest sports figure I've met.
 
2006-07-28 06:08:07 PM
strangeguitar

There are MANY people who have the complete opposite opinion of him.

/not a golf fan and have no opinion
//how the hell is he #2?
 
2006-07-28 06:09:12 PM
Sheesh, I read that as the "top filthy richest athletes."
 
2006-07-28 06:10:11 PM
I hate that they call it "The Fortunate 50." Yeah, because working your ass off to become the best at your profession is just luck, right?
 
2006-07-28 06:10:52 PM
How sad is it that two golfers are the richest "athletes".
 
2006-07-28 06:11:28 PM
Figure 1 = Base Salary/Winnings
Figure 2 = Endorsements
Figure 3 = Total


Tiger Woods
Pro Golf
Last Year's Rank: 1
$10,628,024
$87,000,000
$97,628,024
Tiger's a lock to be sports' first $100 million-a-year man; the 11-time major winner has now exceeded a half-billion in career earnings.
2
Phil Mickelson
Pro Golf
Last Year's Rank: 9
$5,971,710
$40,000,000
$45,971,710
Double-bogey: Thanks to Lefty's increasing endorsement portfolio, the Fortunate 50 features its first golfing one-two.
3
Shaquille O'Neal
Miami Heat (NBA)
Last Year's Rank: 3
$20,000,000
$14,000,000
$34,000,000
Guess I'll stay: Shaq couldn't find a taker for his Miami Beach mega-mansion at his $32 million asking price, so he took it off the market.
4
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
Last Year's Rank: 15
$15,656,932
$18,000,000
$33,656,932
Look who's playing second fiddle to Shaq again! Nearly doubled endorsement earnings in royalty payments from the likes of Nike, Sony and Upper Deck.
5
Carson Palmer
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
Last Year's Rank: NR
$30,750,000
$800,000
$31,550,000
Franchise quarterback's nine-year, $119 million contract extension included $24 million in up-front bonus money.
6
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Last Year's Rank: 8
$4,621,800
$24,000,000
$28,621,800
Wait 'til next year: James will earn $5.8 million in salary this upcoming season, the last year of his rookie deal before his extension kicks in.
7
Derek Jeter
New York Yankees (MLB)
Last Year's Rank: 12
$21,000,000
$7,000,000
$28,000,000
The Yankee captain headlines 10 Bronx Bombers earning roughly 75 percent of the team's $196 million payroll in '06.
8
Alex Rodriguez
New York Yankees (MLB)
Last Year's Rank: 11
$21,000,000
$6,000,000
$27,000,000
A-Rod recently bought an eight-room, 5,000-square foot condo in Manhattan's Trump Park Avenue for a cool $7.5 mil.
9
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Auto Racing
Last Year's Rank: 10
$5,761,830
$20,000,000
$25,761,830
Add in sales of Dale merchandise and income to his racing company and Junior's actual take in '06 is about twice this figure.
10
Michael Vick
Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
Last Year's Rank: 5
$18,400,000
$7,000,000
$25,400,000
Falcons maestro is still reaping the benefits of the 10-year, $130 million contract extension he signed in 2004.
 
2006-07-28 06:11:29 PM
Snarfangel: Sheesh, I read that as the "top filthy richest athletes."

So did I...then I read 'fiddy' richiest athletes'.

/needs new glasses
 
2006-07-28 06:11:53 PM
jgm1976: I hate that they call it "The Fortunate 50." Yeah, because working your ass off to become the best at your profession is just luck, right?

Was going to post the exact same thing, but there's enough threads to have a flameware in today.
 
2006-07-28 06:11:58 PM
Geeze. How many Buicks do they have to sell to pay Tiger Woods?
 
2006-07-28 06:15:31 PM
I think its really interesting how they broke the money into salary and endorsements.

Do endorsements reflect performance? if so, why do baseball players make so much more money than all other athlets? they don't seem to be popular enough to rake in the big money with endorsements... maybe that's a reflection on their play on the field + fan appeal? If a player can't even get more than 10mil in endorsements, I wouldn't want to pay them 21mil/year. obviously if the corporations don't think he's worth it, neither should my team.
 
2006-07-28 06:15:41 PM
submitter: The SI list of the top fifty richest American athletes for the past year

there, fixed that for ya subby.
 
2006-07-28 06:15:59 PM
The title is incorrect, title should be top fifty richest US athletes for the past year.

Michael Schumacher?
 
2006-07-28 06:16:12 PM
Andre Agaasiz


$1,629,596
$23,000,000
$24,629,596


lol... think he might be winding down his career... must have a good agent though.
 
2006-07-28 06:16:28 PM
Know whats weird? If we added up all the money those ass hats get paid . . . we could probably feed a lot of starving kids.

Just sayin.

I'd gladly get paid $70,000 a year to play major league ball.
 
2006-07-28 06:17:15 PM
The SI list of the top fifty richest *AMERICAN* athletes for the past year .

Fixed it smitty .
 
2006-07-28 06:18:07 PM
So they count Nascar but not Formula 1? I think Ferrari pays Schumacher something like $40 million per year to race their cars and win.

http://www.forbes.com/athletes2004/LIR5WRJ.html?passListId=2&passYear=2004&pas sListType=Person&uniqueId=5WRJ&datatype=Person

Also, it's funny how many of the NBA players on that list totally suck and barely even get minutes. Basketball's a farking joke.
 
2006-07-28 06:18:50 PM
Well, aren't I fashionably late .
 
2006-07-28 06:19:08 PM
Ok, good. Everyone else pounced on smitty's blunder and someone else acknowledged Schumacher.
 
2006-07-28 06:19:20 PM
lemme guess, *it still won't load" No Hockey Players?
 
2006-07-28 06:20:22 PM
Weekend duffers waste a lot of money on gear (the theory of "I suck off the tee, so I must simply need more expensive equipment"), and the field of top big-name pros to help seduce those dollars isn't all that big.

Best explanation I can figure for Mickelson off-hand, anyway. I don't follow golf, but I know who he is, which must count for something.
 
2006-07-28 06:21:41 PM
west_side_charlie

you just know him from the Fark photoshop jobs, don't you?

yeah, me too. golf stinks.
 
2006-07-28 06:21:42 PM
What sports outside the US matter?

/weak troll attempt
//watched most of the World Cup
 
2006-07-28 06:22:04 PM
yo, where T.O. be at?
 
2006-07-28 06:22:22 PM
I'm suprised Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't on that list. He probably makes a bundle from endorsements alone.
 
2006-07-28 06:22:55 PM
strangeguitar: Good for Phil Mickelson. Met him a couple times, and he's the nicest sports figure I've met.

Stereolab: There are MANY people who have the complete opposite opinion of him.

I second Stereolab's opinion. I played a lot of junior and college golf with him. He's a farking dickhead. That "nice guy" act is just that... an act.
 
2006-07-28 06:23:26 PM
I wish I could get paid even a percentage of what professional athletes get paid to PLAY A GAME FOR A LIVING. I care about this article almost as much as I care about Britney Spears' latest rugrat.

Go back to work you lazy bastards.

/at work
 
2006-07-28 06:23:42 PM
Kobe: 18,000,000 in endorsements? Didn't they say his value as a pitchman was done after raping (allegedly) that girl?
 
2006-07-28 06:24:11 PM
Obstacle1: Ok, good. Everyone else pounced on smitty's blunder and someone else acknowledged Schumacher.

Just follow the link on the page... it goes to the list of international athletes.
 
2006-07-28 06:25:05 PM
damn, i didn't make the list. again.

/made 20 grand last year
//not an athlete
 
2006-07-28 06:25:07 PM
Meanwhile, over on the women's (non-tennis) side:

1. Annika Sorenstam: let's say $4 mil.
2. Danica Patrick: maybe $1-2 mil. with endorsements
uh...
3. some 6'3" amazon from the WNBA: $ 35K plus free parking on game days
4. Julie Foudy: free appetizers at Bennigans, 4-6 p.m.
 
RCL
2006-07-28 06:25:19 PM
They separated the non-Americans. Click on "International 20" at the top right of the page, or just click here. Nevermind. Fark doesn't like the link.
 
2006-07-28 06:26:53 PM
rizzle and obsticl1 are right
 
RCL
2006-07-28 06:26:53 PM
2006-07-28 06:22:22 PM Calcasieu

I'm suprised Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't on that list.


Check again.
 
2006-07-28 06:27:19 PM
Where's Hulk Hogan or Stone Cold Steve Austin?

They qualify as athletes, more so than any baseball player. Hogan has to be worth a few million in endorsements and special apperances. Same with Stone Cold.

/only slightly joking.
 
2006-07-28 06:27:23 PM
this is exactly why I have lose respect for professional athletes every time they go on strike.

talk about overpaid.
 
2006-07-28 06:29:19 PM
wow this is exciting.

Are they gonna give us a tour of their "crib"

Is that a wide screen TV

Man this is better than watching paint dry
 
RCL
2006-07-28 06:29:27 PM
So, do Ronaldinho and Ronaldo not have first names, or was the SI editor just too lazy to find out what they are?
 
2006-07-28 06:29:28 PM
SI sucks. other rich American's missing:

Lance Armstrong: 28 million
Andre Agassi: 26.2 million
Oscar De La Hoya (I know, from the 51st state): 38 million
Jeff Gordon: 23.4 million
 
2006-07-28 06:31:11 PM
Uzzah: 4. Julie Foudy: free appetizers at Bennigans, 4-6 p.m.

LMAO!!
 
2006-07-28 06:32:17 PM
>> this is exactly why I have lose respect for professional athletes every time they go on strike.

THe ones that really deserve no respect are the fools that care about what some dumbass sports figure makes
 
2006-07-28 06:32:56 PM
Good 'ol Ralfie Schumacher continues to be the most overpaid driver EVAR. He's got one hell of a manager to get him a salary like that for only winning a handful of races.
 
2006-07-28 06:33:17 PM
SooYoo: this is exactly why I have lose respect for professional athletes every time they go on strike.

They'll continue to biatch and moan until people just stop going to see them.

I used to go to many different games of many different sports, but now you have to take out a 2nd mortgage to go see a football game, so I stopped going to those. I go see maybe 1-2 baseball games a year now vs. 10+/year like I used to.

I have found the joy of Minor League Baseball though.
 
2006-07-28 06:35:21 PM
Sawatdee: Lance Armstrong: 28 million
Andre Agassi: 26.2 million
Oscar De La Hoya (I know, from the 51st state): 38 million
Jeff Gordon: 23.4 million



Aren't 3 of those 4 retired?
 
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