Top 10 Highest Paid Sportsmen in the World 2012

Today, not only academics values in the world. Even sports count more than that. Sports makes you maintain your health which is above all. Earlier people used to think that sports is not a good profession as it does not bring much money to their homes. But today's sportsmen earn a lot more than a doctor or an engineer.Even sportsmen earn equal to or more than the actors of Hollywood.The top 10 highest paid sportsmen are mentioned as follows :-

 10. M.S. Dhoni

The famous Indian cricket player,Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is the current captain of the Indian cricket team and Chennai Super Kings cricket team was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar. He has been awarded with the Padam Shri award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his outstanding performance in the field of cricket. His total earnings are 26.5 millions and has become the richest Indian cricketer. He had also been awarded by De Montfort University with a doctorate degree.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned footballer's full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. The famous footballer was born on 5th February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira,Portugal . He plays for Portuguese National Team.Today,he is the costliest footballer in the world history and has $42.5 million. He has won all of the four PFA and FWA awards till now and he was the first one to get all of them. He has been given the title of the 5th most remarkable athlete in the world.

8.David Beckham

David Beckham, the renowned footballer's full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham. The famous footballer was born on 2nd May 1975 in Leytonstone,London,England. He plays for Los Angeles Galaxy.He has played for Milan,Real Madrid, Preston North End,England National Team and Manchester united. Beckham was the first one to complete 100 Champions League matches. This year he has also signed a two year contract to stay in Los Angeles.His total earnings are $46 million.

7. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova, the renowned tennis player's full name is Maria Yuryevna Sharapova.The famous tennis player was born on 19th April,1987 in Nyagan,Russsian SFSR,Soviet Union. She is a right handed player. She was ranked world's no.1 player. Even she is the only Russian player in the list of casino online World's top 10 tennis players.She has also participated in 7 Grand Slam finals. Sharapova had been named as One of the 30 Legends of Women's tennis.Her total earnings are $46.2 million.

6. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant,the renowned American basketball player's full name is Kobe pokies online Bean Bryant. The famous basketball player was born on on 23rd August,1978 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.As of this year he ranks 3rd in the all-time post-season scoring and ranks 5th in the all time regular scorings

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list. Bryant is considered as one of the finest players in the NBA. He is an off-guard and plays the small forward position.His total earnings are $52.3 million.

5. Roger Federer

 

Roger Federer,the renowned professional tennis player was born on 8th August,1981 in Binningen,Switzerland. For 237 consecutive weeks he has held the ATP no.1 position. He also took a men's record 16 Grand Slam Singles titles. By his success in tennis he came to be known as Laureus World Sports Man and this year,he has also topped the list of 100 greatest tennis players of all times. He is often called by other names such as the Swiss Maestro or Federer Express. He was also been voted as the 2nd most respectful and trusworthy person in the whole world.His total earnings are $52.7 million.

4. LeBron James

LeBron James,the renowned American basketball palyer's full name is LeBron Raymone James. The famous basketball player was born on 30th December,1984 in Akron,Ohio,United States. He plays for the Miami heat of National Basketball Association(NBA). He is nicknamed as King James.He has also been a member of the USA National Team and won a bronze medal and a gold medal at the Olympics 2004 and Olympics 2008,respectively.ESPN ranked 3 of James' playoff performances as some of the best in NBA history.His total earnings are $53 million.

3. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods,the renowned proffesional golfer's full name is Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods. The famous player was born on 30th December 1975 in Cypress,California. He has achieved a great number of achievements due to which he has been ranked as one of the most successful golfers of all the time.This year he won the Memorial Tournament and after that he has been ranked as the World's no.4 golfer. His total earnings are $59.4 million.

2. Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao,the renowned professional boxer and politician's full name is Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao. The famous boxer was born on 17th December 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Phillippines. Apart from boxing he has also participated in politics, acting and music recording. He was also rated as the best pound for pound boxing. He gained many title like Fighter of the Decade or Fighter of the Year in his boxing career. His total earnings are $62 million.

1. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather, the renowned American boxer's full name is Floyd Joy Mayweather. The famous boxer was born on 24th February,1977 in Grand Rapids,Michigan,United States. He has fought 43 fights and has not even lost a single one in his whole boxing career. He was also rated as the best pound for pound boxing.He was jailed this year for domestic violence. He is the highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine. His total earnings are $85 million.

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