Best-paid athletes in 31 sports
Bank on these power players to rake in the dough
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: Earnings represent salaries and/or prize money from 2011 or most recent season; excludes endorsements, appearance fees, sponsorships and other income sources unless otherwise noted. Figures have been converted to US dollars where applicable. Official salary data unavailable for sports not listed.
Sport or competition Athlete League, competition Earnings
Alpine Skiing (women) Lindsey Vonn FIS World Cup Skiing, 2011 prize money $612,417
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ESPN The Magazine: May 14, 2012