Highest Paid Athlete

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

I was told the highest paid sports figure is an auto racer. Do you know who is the highest paid sports person?

The Answer:

Formula One race car driver Michael Schumacher of Germany was world's highest paid athlete in the year 2000, but has been overtaken by scandal-plagued golfer Tiger Woods. Beginning in 2003 and running through 2010, Woods topped the list of the world's highest paid athlete. He made a stunning $91.5 million in 2010.

-The Editors

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