The 50 highest-earning American athletes
Detroit pays out the Lions share this year of the guaranteed money in the deal it handed last year's No. 1 draft pick -- its second-year quarterback will get a combined $26.5 million in bonuses in 2010.
No Finals return, but Superman has been busy with another cause: raising money for Haiti earthquake relief. He started his own fund and kicked in $100,000 targeted for kids in the ravaged nation.
The Yankees' ace paid $15 million in cash for his 12,000-square foot mansion in Bergen County, N.J., last year. His neighbors include Stevie Wonder, Chris Rock, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Mary J. Blige.
Eli recently released cash-strapped St. Vincent's Hospital from its multi-year endorsement deal with him; the Giants' quarterback continues to do pro bono work and fundraising for the Manhattan facility.
Eat your Wheaties, play like KG? Garnett is part of a team of stars that includes Peyton Manning and Albert Pujols and reportedly helped engineer Wheaties FUEL, a cereal designed for athletes.
Junior honored his late father by driving a retro No. 3 Wrangler car in July. T-shirts, die-cast cars and other merchandising have flown off the shelves already, with a projected $5 million in sales.
In March, the Chargers' quarterback collected $13 million of his $19.6 million signing bonus from the six-year, $92 million deal he inked last summer; he'll get another $6 million option bonus next February.
The Spurs have paid Duncan more than $150 million over the last 13 years, and he's rewarded them by leading the franchise to four NBA titles since 1997. Will the 34-year-old Duncan finish his career in San Antonio? He's eligible to become a free agent after next season.
Suggs collected a $23 million option bonus in March after perhaps the worst season of his career. "Rest assured," the linebacker told the Baltimore Sun, "it will never happen again."
Haynesworth may not like the Redskins' switch to a 3-4, but his contract sure is lucrative -- he collects a $23 million bonus this year as part of the seven-year, $100 million deal he signed in February 2009.
Sources: Salaries, winnings and bonus figures from players' associations, tour records, agents and news reports. Endorsement estimates from Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, other sports-marketing executives and analysts, and agents. Salaries based on current or most recently completed seasons (exception: 2010 for NFL). For winnings-based sports (golf, auto racing, tennis), 2009 calendar year amounts used. Boxing purses are from July '09 to June 2010.
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