With Tiger Woods entering the history books as the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings, we take a look at the Top 20 highest paid athletes of 2012, according to Forbes.
Recently making history by becoming the first golfer to make more than $100 million in earnings on the PGA Tour, Tiger Woods is by no means a stranger to the lists of highest paid athletes of any given time.
But with all that Woods’ has accomplished lately, it still doesn’t rank him in the top spot; endorsements and all. Tiger has had to settle for third place behind two athletic giants and rivals of the same sport. Who? Well, we’re saving that little surprise for you for when you get to the end of this list.
Could it be Formula 1 drivers perhaps? Not even close. It just so happens that there’s just the one driver on this list, and he’s not even made the top 10.
So without delay, here are Forbes’ highest paid athletes of 2012. Do enjoy.
*The Forbes’ list is measured earnings in salaries and endorsements between June 2011 and June 2012.