Woods leads the list of top-grossing athletes
Scandal-scarred golfer Tiger Woods is still the No.1 paid sportsman in the world, according to Sports Illustrated's eighth-annual compilation of the 50 top-earning American athletes by salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees.
The report said that Woods took home a tidy 62.3 million dollars in the past year in winnings and endorsements. Woods earned 2.3 million dollars in winnings and 60 million dollars in endorsements.
Fellow golfer Phil Mickelson finished a close second, with total income of 61.2 million dollars.
The NBA's LeBron James ($44.5 million), NFL's Peyton Manning ($38 million) and Major League Baseball's Alex Rodriguez ($36 million) are the top five among America's top-grossing athletes.
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, owner of a record 16 Grand Slam titles, led non-Americans on the list and was followed closely by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Federer kept his top position among non-U.S. athletes despite slipping 14.5 percent to $52.8 million, third overall, while WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao shot 38 percent higher to $52.5 million for fourth overall.
Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso ($45 million), Barcelona's Lionel Messi ($43.8 million) and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo ($38.8 million) rounded out the top five on the international (non-American) top-earners' list.
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Woods top earner for the eighth consecutive year
Total earnings: $62,294,116
Image: Tiger Woods
Mickelson making a run at surpassing Woods
Total earnings: $61,185,933
Image: Phil Mickelson
Federer slips 14.5 percent to $52.8 million
Total earnings: $52,781,940
Image: Roger Federer
Big jump for Filipino boxer Pacquiao
Total earnings: $52,500,000
Image: Manny Pacquiao
Alonso third highest earner among non-American athletes
Formula One (Ferrari)
Total earnings: $45,000,000
Image: Fernando Alonso
James third among US athletes
NBA (Miami Heat)
Total earnings: $44,500,000
Image: LeBron James
Messi mesmerises his way into the list
Football (FC Barcelona)
Total earnings: $43,800,000
Image: Lionel Messi
Ronaldo follows Messi to round-up top five non-US top earners list
Football (Real Madrid)
Total earnings: $38,800,000
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo
Quaterback Manning makes it to top five among US athletes
NFL (Indianapolis Colts)
Total earnings: $38,070,000
Image: Peyton Manning