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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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Endorsements: $6,000,000

TOTAL: $26,076,000

Look closely at the Yankees superstar's Speed Stick ad on TV. The stadium lights spell E5. Is someone at Mennen a Red Sox fan?

LAST YEAR: 16

12 DEREK JETER

Salary/Winnings: $19,650,000

Endorsements: $6,000,000

TOTAL: $25,650,160

Less bang for the buck? The Yankees captain's best season, statistically, was 1999--when he made a paltry $5 million.

LAST YEAR: 9

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