Top 50 Richest Athletes in US | Sports Illustrated 2013 List

The 2013 list of the top 50 richest athletes in the US has been released by Sports Illustrated. At first place is a sportsman with $33 million more than the second.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo: HERCULIE604 via www.fansshare.com)
He is no other than Floyd Mayweather Jr., the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. SI projects that his earnings this year sum up to $90 million.

Next is Miami Heat star LeBron James with $56.5 million; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees with $47.8 million; LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant at just under $47 million; and superstar golfer Tiger Woods at $40.8 million.

The estimates combine salary, winnings and endorsements, reports the Associated Press.

Check out the Sports Illustrated website for the Fortunate 50, a full list of the Top 50 highest-earning athletes in the US in 2013.