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Hawk Highest Paid Athlete in Action Sports

Four Skaters Make The Exclusive Top 10 List

Updated: June 15, 2010, 4:14 PM ET
By Adam Salo

According to an article published today by Forbes financial magazine, Tony Hawk is the highest paid athlete in all of Action Sports. The Bird Man raked in $12 million in 2008 capitalizing on his world-famous name and numerous endorsements including his top selling video game series, "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" which, according to Forbes, "is one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all time with $1.2 billion in sales since its launch." Also making the grade from the skate world were Shaun ...

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