The Biggest Financial Winners And Losers In Sports For 2011

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

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Forbes has released their annual Celebrity 100 and, as usual, more than a handful of athletes have made the list.Nineteen of them are pro athletes, to be exact.

Just as important as their ranking, however, is how much they earned (or not) over the last year.

Comparing the 2010 list to this year’s rankings shows who had the best and worst 12 months across the world of sports.

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title=”First, here are the athletes who weren’t on the 2010 list, but moved up to the big leagues in 2011″
content=”NEW TO THE LIST:

Lionel Messi: $32 Million

Rafael Nadal: $31 Million

Tom Brady: $31 Million

Dwight Howard: $28 Million

Peyton Manning: $26 Million

Dwyane Wade: $26 Million

Now, who had the biggest change …

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title=”LeBron James – UP $5 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $48 Million

2010 Earnings: $43 Million
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title=”Kobe Bryant – UP $5 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $53 Million

2010 Earnings: $48 Million

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title=”Roger Federer – UP $4 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $47 Million

2010 Earnings: $43 Million
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title=”Cristiano Ronaldo – UP $2 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $38 Million

2010 Earnings: $36 Million

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title=”Phil Mickelson – UP $1 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $47 Million

2010 Earnings: $46 Million

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title=”Danica Patrick – No Change From 2010″
content=”2011 Earnings: $12 Million

2010 Earnings: $12 Million
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title=”Alex Rodriguez – DOWN $1 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $35 Million

2010 Earnings: $36 Million
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title=”Derek Jeter – DOWN $1 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $29 Million

2010 Earnings: $30 Million
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title=”Maria Sharapova – DOWN $1 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $24 Million

2010 Earnings: $25 Million

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title=”Venus Williams – DOWN $2.5 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $13 Million

2010 Earnings: $15.5 Million

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title=”David Beckham – DOWN $4 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $40 Million

2010 Earnings: $44 Million
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title=”Serena Williams – DOWN $8 Million”
content=”2011 Earnings: $12 Million

2010 Earnings: $20 Million

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title=”Tiger Woods – DOWN $30 Million!”
content=”2011 Earnings: $75 Million

2010 Earnings: $105 Million



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title=”Finally, after scoring big last year, these guys didn’t even make the cut for 2011″
content=”DROPPED OUT:

Floyd Mayweather: $65 Million ’10

Michael Jordan: $55 Million in ’10

Manny Pacquiao: $42 Million in ’10

Shaquille O’Neal: $31 Million in ’10

Lance Armstrong: $20 Million in ’10
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title=”There’s rich, and then there’s powerful….”
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