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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31130416 Who had the biggest haul? Who+had+the+biggest+haul%3F NBA

These guys all make more money than any of us will see in our lives, but who reigns supreme as sports' biggest breadwinner of the last year? Forbes unveiled its list. Count them down with us.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134447 Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($85 million) Floyd+Mayweather+Jr.+%28%2485+million%29 NBA

"Money" fought just twice over the last 12 months and has no endorsements to speak of, but the mercurial Mayweather raked in $85 million and didn't even have to fight Manny Pacquiao. Too bad all that cash couldn’t keep him out of the clink.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134445 Manny Pacquiao ($62 million) Manny+Pacquiao+%28%2462+million%29+ NBA

A fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. would have earned him even more money, but that $62 million haul probably goes a lot longer in the Philippines than it does in Las Vegas, where Mayweather lives. A recent controversial loss to Timothy Bradley could end any hope of the dream fight between Manny and Mayweather.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134439 Tiger Woods ($59.4 milion) Tiger+Woods+%28%2459.4+milion%29 NBA

Tiger's still trying to find his way back on the golf course, but his deal with Nike will help him keep food on the table until he does. Of this total, $55 million comes from endorsements. There’s a reason he ruled this list for a decade.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134446 LeBron James ($53 million) LeBron+James+%28%2453+million%29+ NBA

The Miami Heat star, fresh off his third MVP award, might move higher up this list if he can win his first ring in the NBA Finals (Miami led the Thunder 2-1 when the list was released).

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134440 Roger Federer ($52.7 million) Roger+Federer+%28%2452.7+million%29 NBA

His time as the world’s No. 1 tennis player may have passed -- although his current No. 3 at 30 years old isn't too shabby -- but he still leads his contemporaries when it comes to earning power. Of his total, some $45 million came from endorsements alone.
 

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134441 Kobe Bryant ($52.3 million) Kobe+Bryant+%28%2452.3+million%29 NBA

The good news for Kobe is that he is still the NBA's highest salaried player and his endorsements aren't too shabby either. The better news? His wife Vanessa is reportedly reconsidering the divorce she demanded earlier this year, which would have taken a huge chunk out of his total.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31127834 Phil Mickelson ($47.8 million) Phil+Mickelson+%28%2447.8+million%29 NBA

Another golf star whose endorsement earnings dwarf his paydays on the course, Lefty pulled in $43 million off the course in the last year. And his status as a new Hall of Famer should only add to that total.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134443 David Beckham ($46 million) David+Beckham+%28%2446+million%29 NBA

Beckham picked up $9 million from the Galaxy and the rest in endorsements. Oh yeah, he's got a bombshell wife and turns just as many heads when he flaunts his own body. Life must be rough.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134448 Cristiano Ronaldo ($42.5 million) Cristiano+Ronaldo+%28%2442.5+million%29 NBA

The Portuguese soccer star has the highest annual salary in the sport ($20 million), a boatload of endorsements and more Facebook fans than any other athlete.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134442 Peyton Manning ($42.4 million) Peyton+Manning+%28%2442.4+million%29 NBA

It's hard to believe this one isn't even higher. Peyton made $32 million in salary … and didn't even play thanks to a lingering neck condition that required multiple surgeries. And he followed it up with a monster free-agent deal with the Denver Broncos.
 

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134444 Lionel Messi ($39 million) Lionel+Messi+%28%2439+million%29 NBA

The Barcelona star and three-time FIFA player of the year had another brilliant campaign on the pitch, earning every bit of his $20 million salary. And his profile off the pitch is on the rise because of it.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134435 Haloti Ngata ($37.3 million) Haloti+Ngata+%28%2437.3+million%29 NBA

Unlike most on this list, Ngata’s money comes almost solely from his salary and signing bonus. He’s only credited with $200K in endorsements for the last year.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134437 Larry Fitzgerald ($36.8 million) Larry+Fitzgerald+%28%2436.8+million%29 NBA

His epic haul for the year is due in large part to the bonus money included in his 8-year, $120 million extension with the Arizona Cardinals.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134431 Ndamukong Suh ($36 million) Ndamukong+Suh+%28%2436+million%29 NBA

The Lions’ defensive star racks up plenty of fines with borderline dirty play, but he can afford to pay it thanks to the huge contract he landed in Detroit.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134434 Charles Johnson ($34.4 million) Charles+Johnson+%28%2434.4+million%29 NBA

The Carolina Panthers defender only made $4 million in salary last season, but a $30-million signing bonus rocketed him way up this list. Hooray for free agency and desperate teams.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134430 Rafael Nadal ($33.2 million) Rafael+Nadal+%28%2433.2+million%29 NBA

The King of Clay recently picked up his record seventh French Open title, a monument to his talent and longevity. And at just 26 years old, with his conditioning, Nadal can likely stay on this list for a good, long while.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134433 Mario Williams ($33.2 million) Mario+Williams+%28%2433.2+million%29 NBA

The surprise here isn’t how much the defensive star and former No. 1 overall pick is making. It’s that he elected to sign a deal to play in Buffalo as a free agent.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134432 Alex Rodriguez ($33 million) Alex+Rodriguez+%28%2433+million%29 NBA

It’s hard to believe the guy who has the two richest contracts in baseball history (10 years, $250 million and 10 years, $275 million) finds himself this low on the list.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134438 Fernando Alonso ($32 million) Fernando+Alonso+%28%2432+million%29 NBA

The Formula One star has a good shot at his third championship. Guess that $29 million a year he’s getting from Ferrari is paying off.

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NBA 73 43 Highest paid athletes of 2012 31134436 Valentino Rossi ($30 million) Valentino+Rossi+%28%2430+million%29 NBA

Who would have thought a motorcycle racer would crack the top 20? Rossi, who gets $17 million annually from Ducati, is clearly in a league of his own.

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