Dennis Taylor

Pacquiao, Rodriguez highest paid athletes in 2010

Superstardom has been very, very good to Manny Pacquiao, whose $32 million in earnings in 2010 tied him with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as the highest-paid athlete in the world.

That sum does not include endorsements, appearance fees, sponsorship money and other sources of income, according to ESPN magazine, which published the list in its most-recent edition.
Pacquiao and Rodriguez are trailed on the list by race driver Kimi Raikkonen ($26,333,333), NBA star Kobe Bryant of the Lakers ($24,800,000) and soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo ($19,500,000).
Pacquiao's earnings were amassed in fights against Joshua Clottey in March and Antonio Margarito in November, both of which took place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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