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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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8 LEBRON JAMES

Salary/Winnings: $4,320,360

Endorsements: $24,000,000

TOTAL: $28,320,360

In only his second year in the NBA, King James, the Cavaliers' virtuoso forward, has become the league's top endorser.

LAST YEAR: 3

9 PHIL MICKELSON

Salary/Winnings: $6,384,823

Endorsements: $21,000,000

TOTAL: $27,384,823

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