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The Fortunate 50
JONAH FREEDMAN
July 04, 2005
SI's second annual ranking of the highest-paid U.S. athletes
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July 04, 2005

The Fortunate 50

SI's second annual ranking of the highest-paid U.S. athletes

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TOTAL: $18,000,000

The Big Unit's $32 million contract extension with the Yankees expires in 2007, when the five-time Cy Young winner will turn 44.

LAST YEAR: NR

28 LANCE ARMSTRONG

Salary/Winnings: $497,500

Endorsements: $17,500,000

TOTAL: $17,997,500

Team spirit: The Texan cyclist always passes his Tour de France (and Tour de Georgia) winnings on to his domestiques.

LAST YEAR: 26

29 JASON KIDD

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