America’s Highest Earning Athletes

For the eight straight year, golfer Tiger Woods is the top earning American athlete. Despite going through a very rough year both professionally and personally, Woods still has the support of a several big sponsors, like Nike and EA Sports. Tiger is followed by another golfer, Phil Mickelson and Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. Peyton Manning and Alex Rodriguez round out the top five. The list is based on salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees.Click the image to enlarge.

2011 Top grossing Athletes in the U.S.
Tiger Woods and LeBron James top the list of America's top earning athletes

The list could change dramatically next year however, with possible football and basketball work stoppages looming.

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