in overall category it is Michael Jordan
Tiger Woods was paid $110 million in his prime.
Derek Sanderson was, but he never collected.
Maria Sharapova with $18.2 million
Tiger Woods...the greastest athelete of our time.
That would be Tiger Woods, one of the world's top golfers, from 2001 through 2009 he was the highest paid athlete, during that time his income was well over two time greater than the second highest paid athlete.