The Most Powerful Athletes In 2012

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Each year, Bloomberg BusinessWeek determines the 100 most powerful athletes playing in the United States.To determine the most powerful athletes, Bloomberg uses both “on-field” and “off-field” attributes. Only athletes who were active in the 2010-2011 season were considered.

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title=”#10 Calvin Johnson”
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title=”#9 Novak Djokovic”
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title=”#7 Shaquille O’Neal”
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title=”#6 Roger Federer”
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title=”#5 Rafael Nadal”
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title=”#4 LeBron James”
content=”Last year’s rank: 11

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title=”#3 Tom Brady”
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title=”#2 Aaron Rodgers”
content=”Last year’s rank: 35

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title=”#1 Drew Brees”
content=”Last year’s rank: 7

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