S.I Fortunate 50 The 50 highest-earning American athletes

NAME                               SALARY                       HOMETOWN                  MARTIAL STATUS

1. Tiger Woods $90,508,163 Tiger’s off-course troubles cost him millions in endorsements — he was dropped by Gatorade, AT&T and Accenture. But a $10 million FedEx Cup bonus helps keep him at his usual No. 1 perch.

2. Phil Mickelson           $61,660,757              San Diego,CA

3. Floyd Mayweather Jr. $60,250,000        Grand Rapid,MI             Sizzlin’ Single
4. LeBron James             $45,779,912              Akron,OH

5. Alex Rodriguex          $37,000,000         New York,N.Y.

6. Shaquille O’Neal        $36,000,000           Newark,New Jersey

7. Kobe Bryant              $33,034,375             Philadelphia,PA

8. Derek Jeter                $31,000,000            Pequannock,New Jersey

9. Peyton Manning      $30,800,000            New Orleans,LA

10. Dwyane Wade        $27,779,912              Chicago,IL

11. Matthew Stafford $27,650,000             Dallas,TX

12. Dwight Howard    $27,202,590              Atlanta,GA

13. CC Sabathia tie     $26,500,000             Vallejo,CA

14. Eli Manning tie    $26,500,000              New Orleans,LA

15. Kevin Garnett     $26,417,044               Mauldin,South Carolina

16. Dale Earnhardt Jr $26,097,190          Concord,North Carolina

17. Philip Rivers       $25,850,000             Decatur,Alabama

18.Tim Duncan          $25,683,218              Christiansted,St.Croix

19.Terrell Suggs        $24,975,000             Minneapolis,MN

20. Albert Haynesworth   $24,750,000     Hartsville,South Carolina

21. Brett Favre          $24,000,000          Kiln,Mississippi

22. Jermaine O’ Neal $23,266,000       Columbia,South Carolina

23. Amare’ Stoudemire     $23,128,325    Orlando,Fl

24. Tracey McGrady          $22,733,124     Auburndale,Fl

25. Carmelo Anthony        $21,779,912      Brooklyn,N.Y.

26. John Lackey                   $21,700,000    Abilene,TX

27. Paul Pierce                      $21,595,712      Inglewood,CA

28. Darvius Heyward-Bey $21,505,000   Silver Springs,MD

29. Jeff Gordon                     $21,476,460    Pittsboro,IN

30. Vernon Wells                $21,250,000    Rushworth

31. Vince Carter                  $21,123,250     Daytona Beach,Fl

32. Albert Pujols                $21,000,000     Santo Domingo,D.R.

33. Jason Smith                  $20,645,000     Dallas,TX

34. Ryan Howard               $20,500,000    St.Louis,Missouri

35. Mark Teixeira              $20,250,000    Annapolis,MD

36. Julius Peppers            $20,075,000    Wilson,N.Carolina

37. Ray Allen                      $19,526,860      Merced,CA

38. Vince Wilfolk               $18,975,080     Boynton Beach,Fl

39. Barry Zito                     $18,600,000     Las Vegas,NV

40. DeAngelo Hall            $18,575,000      Chesapeake,VA

41. Torii Hunter                $18,600,000      Pine Bluff,AR

42. Tyson Jackson           $18,200,000      Edgard,LA

43. Josh Beckett               $17,500,000     Spring,TX                       Sizzlin’Single

44. Jimmie Johnson       $17,339,630      EL Cajoh,CA

45. Micheal Redd             $17,290,000     Columbus,OH                 Married

46. Rashard Lewis           $17,160,791      Pineville,VA

47 .David Ortiz                  $17,000,000    Santo Domingo,D.R.

48. Mark Sanchez            $16,962,280      Mission Viejo,CA

49. DeMarcus Ware        $16,800,000    Auburn,Alabama

50. A.J. Burnett              $16,775,000    North Little Rock,AR

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