the richest in sports
18 Nov 07
I think it is not fair to really compare the earnings of players from different sports. This is because the revenues for sportsmen includes from the actual competition as well as the commercial revenues. If you look at it from that perspective, people like Tiger Woods and David Beckham are always at the top. Cheers! Ram
17 Nov 07
as far as i know, the prizes in golf tournaments are unbelievably high. aside from that, there are more golf tournaments than any other sports. golf circuits are present in every continent which offer amazingly very high prizes to lure big-time golf players. so i believe tiger woods is up on the list of the highest earner in any sports because of these reasons.
• United States
19 Nov 07
Actually, if you are only looking at what they earn just from their sport and not from endorsements, etc., then it is probably someone like the American baseball player Alex Rodriguez or someone else in the sport. I don't really follow baseball that much, but I seem to recall he got something like a $100 million dollar contract for something like 5 years. I don't even think Beckham got that much for coming to play in the U.S.