Gli atleti più pagati al mondo, per il triathlon Don e Snowsill

ESPN ha pubblicato una lista degli sportivi più pagati in 30 sport. Nella lista compaiono anche due triatleti, il britannico Tim Don e l’australiana Emma Snowsill, vincitori nel 2010 dell’Hy-Vee Triathlon (gara ITU passata quest’anno al circuito 5i50) che gli fruttò 200.000 dollari a testa!

Sport Athlete League/Tour Money Type Money
Auto Racing Kimi Raikkonen World Rally Championship 2010 Race Winnings (plus $12.7M from severed F1 contract) $26,333,333
Baseball Alex Rodriguez MLB 2011 Salary $32,000,000
Basketball Kobe Bryant NBA 2010-11 Salary $24,800,000
Beach Volleyball (Men) Philip Dalhausser/Todd Rogers FIVB 2010 Prize Money $387,700
Beach Volleyball (Women) Larissa Franca/Juliana Felisberta Da Silva FIVB 2010 Prize Money $351,300
Billiards (Men) Darren Appleton N/A 2010 Prize Money $118,494
Billiards (Women) Ga-Young Kim N/A 2010 Prize Money $67,930
Bowling (Men) Walter Ray Williams Jr. PBA 2009-10 Prize Money $152,670
Bowling (Women) Shannon Pluhowsky PBA 2009-10 Prize Money $40,300
Boxing (N. American Purse Fights) Manny Pacquiao N/A 2010 Estimated Purse (two fights) $32,000,000
Bull Riding Renato Nunes Professional Bull Riders 2010 Prize Money $1,594,527
Darts Phil Taylor Professional Darts Corporation 2010 Prize Money $1,044,000
Distance Running (Men) Samuel Wanjiru Various 2010 Prize Money $617,000
Distance Running (Women) Liliya Shobukhova Various 2010 Prize Money $695,000
Drag Racing Larry Dixon NHRA Top Fuel 2010 Prize Money $1,371,000
Eating Joey Chestnut Major League Eating 2010 Earnings $218,500
Equestrian (Men) McLain Ward Show Jumping 2010 Earnings $1,280,788
Equestrian (Women) Laura Kraut Show Jumping 2010 Earnings $627,907
Fishing Kevin Vandam Bassmaster Elite Series 2010 Earnings $915,500
Football Peyton Manning NFL 2010 Salary $15,800,000
Golf (Men) Luke Donald European Tour PGA 2010 Tournament Winnings $5,867,601
Golf (Women) Na Yeon Choi LPGA 2010 Tournament Winnings $1,871,165
Hockey (Tie) Vincent Lecavalier NHL 2010-11 Salary $10,000,000
Roberto Luongo NHL 2010-11 Salary $10,000,000
Horse Racing (Jockey) Ramon A. Dominguez N/A 2010 Earnings (not individual share) $17,411,880
MMA Brock Lesnar UFC Estimated Prize Money, ppv share $5,300,000
Poker Jonathan Duhamel Various Land-Based Tournament Winnings, April 4, 2010- April 3, 2011 $9,443,519
Racquetball Kane Waselenchuk International Racquetball Tour IRT 2010 Event, Appearance Fees, Earnings, Sponsorships $300,000
Rodeo Trevor Brazile Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 2010 Earnings $507,920
Skiing (Men) Ivica Kostelic FIS World Cup Alpine skiing events 2010-11 Prize Money $464,440
Skiing (Women) Lindsey Vonn FIS World Cup Alpine skiing events 2010-11 Prize Money $509,542
Sled Dog John Baker Iditarod 2011 First-Place Racing Prize Money $50,400
Soccer Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga 2010-11 Salary $19,500,000
Squash Nick Matthew Professional Squash Association 2010 Prize Money $166,926
Sumo Hakuho Japan Sumo Association 2010 Salary $400,000
Surfing (Men) Kelly Slater ASP World Tour 2010 Prize Money $516,000
Surfing (Women) Stephanie Gilmore ASP World Tour 2010 Prize Money $140,700
Tennis (Men) Rafael Nadal ATP 2010 Prize Money $10,171,998
Tennis (Women) Kim Clijsters WTA 2010 Prize Money $5,035,060
Triathlon (Men) Tim Don International Triathlon Union 2010 Prize Money $223,600
Triathlon (Women) Emma Snowsill International Triathlon Union 2010 Prize Money $239,800

 

Lowest-paying sport: women’s bowling.
Highest-paying sports (tie): baseball and boxing.
Gender breakdown: 32 men, 11 women.
Total money earned: $238,536,500.
Average amount earned per athlete: $5,547,360.

Fonte: sports.espn.go.com


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