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Daniel Roberts
May 20, 2013
SI'S 10TH ANNUAL LIST OF THE MOST HIGHLY COMPENSATED ATHLETES IN THE U.S IS HEADLINED BY A BOXER BUT DOMINATED BY BASEBALL PLAYERS, WHO OCCUPY EXACTLY HALF THE SPOTS
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May 20, 2013

Fortunate 50

SI'S 10TH ANNUAL LIST OF THE MOST HIGHLY COMPENSATED ATHLETES IN THE U.S IS HEADLINED BY A BOXER BUT DOMINATED BY BASEBALL PLAYERS, WHO OCCUPY EXACTLY HALF THE SPOTS

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SALARY/WINNINGS: $16,000,000

ENDORSEMENTS: $3,000,000

TOTAL: $19,000,000

The 10-year, $240-million contract Pujols signed in 2011 was one of the biggest in MLB history, but he's been something of a disappointment in Anaheim. In April he told the Los Angeles Times that if his performance continues to decline he won't finish out his contract. His only major endorsement deal is with Nike, but it's a big one.

47 CHRIS BOSH Heat center

SALARY/WINNINGS: $17,545,000

ENDORSEMENTS: $1,000,000

TOTAL: $18,545,000

He doesn't have the star power of teammates James and Wade, but he does have deals with Nike, Phiten, Foot Locker and others. More endorsements could be on the horizon for the stylish and likable 29-year-old Bosh.

48 ELI MANNING Giants quarterback

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