Highest Paid Sportsmen List for 2012

Here is a list of highest paid sportsmen for the year 2012, source : Forbes

#1 Floyd Mayweather Total earnings: $85 million
#3 Tiger Woods Total earnings: $59.4 million
#5 Roger Federer Total earnings: $52.7 million
#6 Kobe Bryant Total earnings: $52.3 million
#8 David Beckham Total earnings: $46 million
#9 Cristiano Ronaldo Total earnings: $42.5 million
#11 Lionel Messi Total earnings: $39 million
#20 Michael Schumacher Total earnings: $30 million
#31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Total earnings: $26.5 million
#78 Sachin Tendulkar Total earnings: $18.6 million

Full List

#1 Floyd Mayweather
Total earnings: $85 million

#2 Manny Pacquiao
Total earnings: $62 million

#3 Tiger Woods
Total earnings: $59.4 million

#4 LeBron James
Total earnings: $53 million

#5 Roger Federer
Total earnings: $52.7 million

#6 Kobe Bryant
Total earnings: $52.3 million

#7 Phil Mickelson
Total earnings: $47.8 million

#8 David Beckham
Total earnings: $46 million

#9 Cristiano Ronaldo
Total earnings: $42.5 million

#10 Peyton Manning
Total earnings: $42.4 million

#11 Lionel Messi
Total earnings: $39 million

#12 Haloti Ngata
Total earnings: $37.3 million

#13 Larry Fitzgerald
Total earnings: $36.8 million

#14 Ndamukong Suh
Total earnings: $36 million

#15 Charles Johnson
Total earnings: $34.4 million

#16 Rafael Nadal
Total earnings: $33.2 million

#16 Mario Williams
Total earnings: $33.2 million

#18 Alex Rodriguez
Total earnings: $33 million

#19 Fernando Alonso
Total earnings: $32 million

#20 Valentino Rossi
Total earnings: $30 million

#21 Michael Schumacher Total earnings: $30 million

#22 Darrelle Revis
Total earnings: $28.3 million

#23 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Total earnings: $28.2 million

#24 Wladimir Klitschko
Total earnings: $28 million

#24 Lewis Hamilton
Total earnings: $28 million

#26 Maria Sharapova
Total earnings: $27.9 million

#27 Sam Bradford
Total earnings: $27.8 million

#28 Tom Brady
Total earnings: $27.1 million

#29 Joe Mauer
Total earnings: $27 million

#30 Eli Manning
Total earnings: $26.6 million

#31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Total earnings: $26.5 million

#31 LaMarr Woodley
Total earnings: $26.5 million

#33 Dwight Howard
Total earnings: $25.6 million

#34 Kevin Durant
Total earnings: $25.5 million

#35 Dwyane Wade
Total earnings: $24.7 million

#36 Derek Jeter
Total earnings: $24.5 million

#37 Wayne Rooney
Total earnings: $24.3 million

#38 Mark Sanchez
Total earnings: $24.2 million

#39 Ichiro Suzuki
Total earnings: $24 million

#40 CC Sabathia
Total earnings: $23.8 million

#40 Johan Santana
Total earnings: $23.8 million

#42 Total earnings: $23.6 million
Salary/winnings: $13.6 million

#43 Ben Roethlisberger
Total earnings: $23.3 million

#44 Carmelo Anthony
Total earnings: $22.9 million

#45 Mark Teixeira
Total earnings: $22.8 million

#46 Amar’e Stoudemire
Total earnings: $22.7 million

#47 Tony Stewart
Total earnings: $22.3 million

#48 Luke Donald
Total earnings: $22.2 million

#49 Vernon Wells
Total earnings: $22.1 million

#50 Michael Vick
Total earnings: $22 million

#51 Logan Mankins
Total earnings: $21.9 million

#51 Richard Seymour
Total earnings: $21.9 million

#53 Jimmie Johnson
Total earnings: $21.5 million

#53 Ryan Howard
Total earnings: $21.5 million

#53 Adrian Peterson
Total earnings: $21.5 million

#56 Jon Beason
Total earnings: $21.4 million

#57 Kevin Garnett
Total earnings: $21.1 million

#58 Matthew Stafford
Total earnings: $20.9 million

#59 Miguel Cabrera
Total earnings: $20.8 million

#59 Kaká
Total earnings: $20.8 million

#61 Roy Halladay
Total earnings: $20.6 million

#61 Novak Djokovic
Total earnings: $20.6 million

#63 Usain Bolt
Total earnings: $20.3 million

#63 D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Total earnings: $20.3 million

#65 Sergio Aguero
Total earnings: $20.1 million

#66 DeAngelo Williams
Total earnings: $19.9 million

#67 Joe Thomas
Total earnings: $19.8 million

#68 Fernando Torres
Total earnings: $19.6 million

#68 Eric Berry
Total earnings: $19.6 million

#68 Prince Fielder
Total earnings: $19.6 million

#71 Ryan Kalil
Total earnings: $19.4 million

#72 Chris Paul
Total earnings: $19.2 million

#73 Yaya Touré
Total earnings: $19.1 million

#73 Tim Duncan
Total earnings: $19.1 million

#75 Miguel Cotto
Total earnings: $19 million

#76 Barry Zito
Total earnings: $18.9 million

#77 Robert Mathis
Total earnings: $18.7 million

#78 Carlos Lee
Total earnings: $18.6 million

#78 Sachin Tendulkar
Total earnings: $18.6 million

#78 Lawrence Timmons
Total earnings: $18.6 million

#81 Li Na
Total earnings: $18.4 million

#82 Alfonso Soriano
Total earnings: $18.3 millio

#82 Torii Hunter
Total earnings: $18.3 million

#84 Deron Williams
Total earnings: $18.2 million

#85 Jonathan Joseph
Total earnings: $18.1 million

#86 Darnell Dockett
Total earnings: $18 million

#87 Matt Holliday
Total earnings: $17.6 million

#88 Rashard Lewis
Total earnings: $17.5 million

#88 Justin Verlander
Total earnings: $17.5 million

#88 John Terry
Total earnings: $17.5 million

#91 Carlos Zambrano
Total earnings: $17.4 million

#91 Albert Pujols
Total earnings: $17.4 million

#91 Ernie Els
Total earnings: $17.4 million

#91 Rory McIlroy
Total earnings: $17.4 million

#95 Pau Gasol
Total earnings: $17.2 million

#96 Russell Okung
Total earnings: $17.1 million

#97 Steven Gerrard
Total earnings: $17 million

#98 Carl Crawford
Total earnings: $16.9 million

#99 Rolando McClain
Total earnings: $16.7 million

#100 Jake Peavy
Total earnings: $16.6 million