Top 10 Highest Paid Male Athletes

August 9, 2008 by JS · 1 Comment 

Why do they Make So Much?

In honor of the Olympics I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of money in sports. So I headed over to Forbes’ list of the 10 highest paid male athletes.

This list is based on earning for the period of June 1, 2007, and June 1, 2008. Some things that are interesting to me about the list. Michael Jordan has been retired since 1999 and earns all of his money from endorsements. It shows just how big of a star he was, that 9 years later he is still the #3 earning athlete.

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