Federer and Sharapova's income

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  1. Fedexeon

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    According to the Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, Federer earns $31,343,885 while Sharapova earns $23,799,501.

    I know this is nothing compare to Tiger Woods' earning, but at least we know that being a tennis no.1 still earns alot. :) Lets hope one day a pro tennis player's income will equal or maybe more than a pro golf player.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/specials/fortunate50/2007/index.20.html
     
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  2. tennis_hand

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    it'll never be more than a golfer. just look at who as fans play the most golf.
     
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  3. grizzly4life

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    had a good chuckle over michelle wie's earnings..... what did barnum say about suckers.... good to see that roger makes more than maria and michelle now, and his trend must be up
     
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  4. Fedexeon

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    Nadal is reported to earn 13 millions last year. Expect it to rise next year.
     
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  5. zapvor

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    yea tennis deserves much more than golf. stupid...
     
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  6. tennis_hand

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    The highest earning sports are the 2 most boring sports:
    golf and F1.
     
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  7. Mad iX

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    Golf and F1 target higher-income earners.
    After all, how many cars did Ferrari sell last year? Nowhere near as many rackets that Wilson sold, but what's a $200 racket and $20 string compared to half a million $$$.
     
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    Huh, I thought basketball would be in one of those for sure. I mean look at Shaq's contract, he makes $20 million a year which is little seeing as how people THOUGHT he deserved $30 million a year.
     
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  9. zapvor

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    shaq sucks.
     
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  10. tennis_hand

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    nothing compared to what Beck has taken from the Americans: $50m a year for 5 years.
     
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    he has been recalled too! i think its great he crossed the pond though. hopefully it will make MLS more popular.
     
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    While it is true that the best golfer (probably) makes more than any other player in sport, we have to consider that this is possible due to outside revenues, mainly publicity.

    If we take that out of the equation, then Baseball and Soccer are probably up there. Also, a ****ty baseball/football/basketball/hockey player makes "infinitely" more than a ****ty golfer or tennis player.

    Also in motor sports, a lot of pilots need to bring their own sponsors in order to get a spot.
     
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    Is this an article based on yearly salaries?

    Damn, go Roger. I think he barely made 31million in total prize money for his career, let alone for one year.
     
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    not to mention that michael shumacher made over 80 million up untill last year when he retired...he was second only to tiger woods.

    just look at his brother ralf...he sucks, and yet he made the international top 20.
     
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    w0rd

    (man, nice to meet a fellow tennis player who knows his bball as well! :D)
     
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  16. nopiforyou

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    Eh....This season, Shaq did horrible with injuries....We'll see next season. I still have hope (somewhat).
     
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    actually, it's called old age. Shooq never knew how to play ball to begin with. He simply used his size, strength, and fat to his advantage. Now he's getting older, weaker, and dumber, so all the young players are punishing him physically. He doesn't have the skills to compensate. THAT'S why he had a bad season, regardless of any "injuries". Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's simply the truth and with each passing season the truth will become more and more evident.
     
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    Has nothing to do with what a Ferrari is worth / how many they sell, has a lot to do with what the people who watch it earn, and what advertising you can sell to them.

    It's not about the cars as much as it's about the finance ads, the hotel ads, the clothing ads, the car ads (for 50 or 100k cars), etc etc etc.
     
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  19. tennis_hand

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    he get paid that much due to
    1. he has the Schumacher name. Just like Patrick McEnroe who also has a 'McEnroe'.

    2. Toyota has a lot of money to throw away.

    I hope Toyota get rid of him this year.
     
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  20. Fedexeon

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    Lolz, maybe if you stop tuning in to watch F1 or golf tournaments, they may earn less. =)
     
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    Whao 13 million is more than Roddick. I never would have expect a spaniard to earn such a high income and he's still 20.
     
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    IS this the projected earning for their entire career ??:confused:
     
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    Not sure everyone realises this is the INTERNATIONAL list.. no Americans, no NBA, MLB, etc.

    Oh wait there's the overall.. but the link was to the international list. Nevermind.

    Amazed at Phil Mickelson's endorsement money.. dominates LeBron James.
     
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    MJ used to be pretty high on that list as well. He was making 30+ mil from ball and 50+ mil from endorsements. Pretty sad that he would lose to Tiger and Schumacher. Of course, they all lose to Oprah who made something like $150+ mil a year.

    Then there's Bill..........
     
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    No, these are what they earned last year. Shocking isn't it? Tiger Woods earns more than 100 millions USD last year.. :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    you know for 100 million, tiger should be able to have 5 swedish wives.;)
     
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    that guy needs to .....nevermind
     
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    Why Swedish? :confused:
     
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    His current wife is from Sweden.
     
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    Unbelievable. And golf isn't even a sport!

    And for those who argue otherwise, I'll acknowledge that golf is a sport if we include bowling, poker, chess, etc. in the sports category as well.
     
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  31. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Golf is a lazy mans sport. Its more mental than physical. Perfect example: John Daly
     
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  32. AlpineCadet

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    What, Tiger is married?
     
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  33. tennis_hand

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    yes. Math competition is also a sport. It is also highly mental with some physical movements: you need you move your pen.
     
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  34. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    I know ur joking, but I will play along. They are expecting their first child in July, around the time of the British Open.
     
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  35. tennis_hand

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    what's wrong? because Roddick is American and Nadal is Spanish?
     
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    In that case, I declare going to the toilet as also being a sport and I challenge you all to a.......ok I'm gonna stop right there.
     
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    The great thing about this is that Federer increased his earnings from 2005 and now stands at #3 (31.3 million). That includes 8 million prize money.
    Sharapova is at 23.8 million at #7.

    It was such a shame that in 2005 Sharapova earned more than Federer and that included Federer's 7 million prize money.
     
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  38. tennis_hand

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    well, just like Becks who can only kick on spot, but who used to be the highest earner before Ronaldinho came, and now is the highest earner in soccer again. (thanks to the american club.)

    u don't have to be the best to earn the most. Sharapova is the same as Becks.
     
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