Ten biggest sports earners in 2013

Ten biggest sports earners in 2013
Tiger Woods

Following is a list of the 10 biggest sports earners in 2013.

Total Salary/winnings Endorsements Sport

1. Tiger Woods $78 million (S$97 million) $13m $65m Golf

Tiger rediscovered his killer instinct in 2013, surging back to the top of the world rankings after a blistering start to the season when he won five of his first 11 events.

Although he failed to add to his haul of 14 major victories his off-course income perked up, according to the Forbes annual sporting survey, thanks to sponsorship bonuses with Nike and Rolex tied to success.

He also collected sizeable appearance fees for competing in Abu Dhabi, China, Malaysia and Turkey.

2. Roger Federer $72m $7m $65m Tennis

He slipped down the rankings and suffered his leanest season since 2001 but when it comes to endorsements Federer remains one of sport's most bankable assets.

The 17-times grand slam winner's reflexes may have slowed and the picture-perfect backhand has lost its bite but he retains an impressive portfolio of sponsors including deals with Nike and Rolex.

3. Kobe Bryant $62m $28m $34m Basketball

A 15-times All-Star, Bryant's $28 million salary made him the highest-paid player in the NBA in the 2012-13 season and the future Hall of Famer signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers in November.

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