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20 Richest Athletes in Olympics 2012



01. Roger Federer (Switzerland)

 Sport: Tennis
Age: 30 years
Earnings last year: $ 54.3 million
Record for a number of factors: the number of Grand Slam tournaments won (17), length of stay in the status of the first racket of the world (288 weeks, including 237 - row), the amount of prize money in his career (more than $ 72 million).

Who among athletes participating in the Summer Olympics in London, has earned more than anyone else in the last 12 months - the rating of the magazine Forbes19 more after the break..

02. LeBron James (USA)

Sport: Basketball
Age: 27 years
Earnings last year: $ 53,000,000
Player Team NBA «Miami Heat" (small forward), champion of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as part of team USA. In the season 2011/2012 was named most valuable player in the final.

03. Kobe Bryant (USA)

Sport: Basketball
Age: 33 years
Earnings last year: $ 52.3 million
The attacking defender, "the Los Angeles Lakers" (stands for the club all his professional career), the most valuable player of the season 2007/2008, the champion of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as part of team USA.

04. Maria Sharapova (Russia)

Sport: Tennis
Age: 25 years
Earnings last year: $ 27.1 million
The only Russian woman on the list. Honored Master of Sports, four Grand Slam winner (singles), ex-first racket of the world.

05. Kevin Durant (USA)

 Sport: Basketball
Age: 23 years
Earnings last year: $ 25.5 million
Team player, "Oklahoma City Thunder," the best young sniper on the end of the season 2009/2010, the scorer of the season 2010/2011.

06. Carmelo Anthony (USA)

 Sport: Basketball
Age: 28 years
Earnings last year: $ 22.9 million
Small Forward, team player, "the New York Knicks' champion of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as part of team USA.

07. Usain Bolt (Jamaica)

 Sport: athletics (sprint)
Age: 25 years
Earnings last year: $ 20.3 million
Three-time champion at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, five-time world champion. In 2008 and 2009, recognized as the best athlete and the athlete in the world. On the eve of the 2012 Olympics gave a presentation on the model form of the national Olympic team in Jamaica.

08. Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

 Sport: Tennis
Age: 25 years
Earnings last year: $ 19.8 million
Five-time winner of Grand Slam singles titles, the ex-first racket of the world. Winner of a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in singles.

09. Chris Paul (USA)

Sport: Basketball
Age: 27 years
Earnings last year: $ 19.2 million
Team player, "the Los Angeles Clippers' since 2006 in favor of the U.S. team, which included the champion at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

10. Li Na (China) 

Sport: Tennis
Age: 30 years
Earnings last year: $ 18.4 million
The first representative of China's top ten tennis players in the world, semifinalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

11. Deron Williams (USA) 

 Sport: Basketball
Age: 28 years
Earnings last year: $ 18.2 million
Team player, "Brooklyn Nets", the champion of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as part of team USA.

12. For Gasol (Spain)

Sport: Basketball
Age: 32 years
Earnings last year: $ 17.2 million
Team player, "the Los Angeles Lakers," the Spanish national team member, within which won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

13. Serena Williams (USA)

Sport: Tennis
Age: 30 years
Earnings last year: $ 16.3 million
Ex-first racket of the world in singles and doubles, 29-times Grand Slam winner, champion of 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and both times - in the doubles, where she played with her older sister Venus Williams.

14. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 

Sport: Tennis
Age: 22 years
Earnings last year: $ 13.7 million
Danish tennis player, former world number one in the first singles and juniors, has Polish roots. A participant at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where reached the third round, losing to future champion Elena Dementieva.

15. Tony Parker (France) 

Sport: Basketball
Age: 30 years
Earnings last year: $ 13.1 million
Team player, "San Antonio Spurs' (three-time champion of the NBA), a member of the French national team in basketball, which included twice - in 2005 and 2011 - became the champion of Europe.

16. Andy Murray (Britain) 
 Sport: Tennis
Age: 25 years
Earnings last year: $ 12,000,000
The only representative of Britain in the men's hundred best racket of the world (ranked second in 2009), four-time Grand Slam finalist.

17. Emanuel Dzhenobili (Argentina)

 Sport: Basketball
Age: 34 years
Earnings last year: $ 11.5 million
Argentines in the national team was the champion of Olympic Games 2004 in Athens (at the same time was recognized as the most valuable player of the Olympic basketball tournament) and bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Playing as a team, "San Antonio Spurs."

18. Andre Igudala (USA)

Sport: Basketball
Age: 28 years
Earnings last year: $ 11.4 million
Team player, "Sixers Philadelphia Seventi" (svingmen - combines the skills of small forward and shooting guard), the world champion in 2010 as part of team USA.

19. Tyson Chandler (USA) 

 Sport: Basketball
Age: 29 years
Earnings last year: $ 11,000,000
Team player, "the New York Knicks' (centerline), the world champion in 2010 and the champion of America in 2007 as part of team USA.

20. Marc Gasol (Spain)

Sport : Basketball
Age: 27 Years
Earnings: $10.9 million
Gasol, and his older brother Pau, are the foundation of the Spanish national team and helped lead the squad to the silver medal in the 2008 Summer Games. Gasol made his first All-Star appearance in 2012, beating out Pau for the selection as a reserve. Marc signed a four-year, $58 million contract extension with the Memphis Grizzlies in December.

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