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For a single year, the highest paid sportsman would be Michael Schumacher who is a retired (2006) Formula 1 driver who drove mostly for Ferrari. His 2004 salary is estimated at over $150 million. The vast majority of that, however, comes from endorsement and sponsorship deals.

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Ricky Ponting (Australian Cricket Captain) The top are mainly cricketers with some NRL and AFL players, but Cricketers dominate the top slots Greg Norman is our Highest paid sportsperson for something like the last 12 years. He earns over 20 million a year. Not one home based athlete is in the top 10. All the overseas soccer players earn a heap more than them with the Euro and British pound.

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According to Forbes, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is the highest paid athlete in the world. He earned $85m and $85m from winnings, for an overall amount of $170m!

*As of July 16th, 2012.

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Tiger wood - over 100 mil dollars per year

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The highest ever paid sports person was Micheal Jordan $33 million (USD) for one season ...

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