Superstardom has been very, very good to New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as the highest-paid athlete in the world., whose $32 million in earnings in 2010 tied him with
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 Arlington, Texas. in March and in November, both of which took place at Cowboys Stadium in
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.