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THE MONEY MAKERS
Edited By Richard O'Brien and Hank Hersch
May 19, 1997
Michael Jordan may be the highest-paid athlete on earth, counting salary, bonuses and endorsements, but when it comes to pure prize money, 16-year-old tennis player Martina Hingis takes, well, the prize. She has pocketed more in purses this year than any other two-legged athlete. (Thoroughbred Sing Spiel galloped off with $2.4 million in the Dubai Cup alone.) Here are the top 10 human money winners in sports, through the first 19 weeks of 1997.
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May 19, 1997

The Money Makers

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Michael Jordan may be the highest-paid athlete on earth, counting salary, bonuses and endorsements, but when it comes to pure prize money, 16-year-old tennis player Martina Hingis takes, well, the prize. She has pocketed more in purses this year than any other two-legged athlete. (Thoroughbred Sing Spiel galloped off with $2.4 million in the Dubai Cup alone.) Here are the top 10 human money winners in sports, through the first 19 weeks of 1997.

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