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REVEALED: The world's 25 richest sports stars

Boxing dominates top positions in Forbes ranking of the highest-earning athletes of the year

REVEALED: The world's 25 richest sports stars
25. Lewis Hamilton\n\nTotal earnings: $28 million\nSalary/winnings: $25 million\nEndorsements: $3 million
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24. Wladimir Klitschko\n\nTotal earnings: $28 million\nSalary/winnings: $24 million\nEndorsements: $4 million
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23. Dale Earnhardt Jr.\n\nTotal earnings: $28.2 million\nSalary/winnings: $13.2 million\nEndorsements: $15 million
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22. Darrelle Revis\n\nTotal earnings: $28.3 million\nSalary/winnings: $27 million\nEndorsements: $1.3 million
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20. Michael Schumacher\n\nTotal earnings: $30 million\nSalary/winnings: $20 million\nEndorsements: $10 million
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20. Valentino Rossi\n\nTotal earnings: $30 million\nSalary/winnings: $17 million\nEndorsements: $13 million
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19. Fernando Alonso\n\nTotal earnings: $32 million\nSalary/winnings: $29 million\nEndorsements: $3 million
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18. Alex Rodriguez\n\nTotal earnings: $33 million\nSalary/winnings: $31 million\nEndorsements: $2 million
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17. Mario Williams\n\nTotal earnings: $33.2 million\nSalary/winnings: $32.9 million\nEndorsements: $250,000
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16. Rafael Nadal\n\nTotal earnings: $33.2 million\nSalary/winnings: $8.2 million\nEndorsements: $25 million
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15. Charles Johnson\n\nTotal earnings: $34.4 million\nSalary/winnings: $34.3 million\nEndorsements: $100,000
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14. Ndamukong Suh\n\nTotal earnings: $36 million\nSalary/winnings: $35.5 million\nEndorsements: $500,000
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13. Larry Fitzgeral\n\nTotal earnings: $36.8 million\nSalary/winnings: $35.3 million\nEndorsements: $1.5 million
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12. Haloti Ngata\n\nTotal earnings: $37.3 million\nSalary/winnings: $37.1 million\nEndorsements: $200,000
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11. Lionel Messi\n\nTotal earnings: $39 million\nSalary/winnings: $20 million\nEndorsements: $19 million
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10. Peyton Manning\n\nTotal earnings: $42.4 million\nSalary/winnings: $32.4 million\nEndorsements: $10 million
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9. Cristiano Ronaldo\n\nTotal earnings: $42.5 million\nSalary/winnings: $20.5 million\nEndorsements: $22 million
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8. David Beckham\n\nTotal earnings: $46 million\nSalary/winnings: $9 million\nEndorsements: $37 million
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7. Phil Mickelson\n\nTotal earnings: $47.8 million\nSalary/winnings: $4.8 million\nEndorsements: $43 million
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6. Kobe Bryant\n\nTotal earnings: $52.3 million\nSalary/winnings: $20.3 million\nEndorsements: $32 million
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5. Roger Federer\n\nTotal earnings: $52.7 million\nSalary/winnings: $7.7 million\nEndorsements: $45 million
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4. LeBron James\n\nTotal earnings: $53 million\nSalary/winnings: $13 million\nEndorsements: $40 million
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3. Tiger Woods\n\nTotal earnings: $59.4 million\nSalary/winnings: $4.4 million\nEndorsements: $55 million
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2. Manny Pacquiao\n\nTotal earnings: $62 million\nSalary/winnings: $56 million\nEndorsements: $6 million
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1. Floyd Mayweather\n\nTotal earnings: $85 million\nSalary/winnings: $85 million\nEndorsements: $0