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9. Derek Jeter

Top 20 highest Paid Athletes


Sports Illustrated has released their list of highest-earning athletes for 2012. Their list ranks the athletes by salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees. Sports Illustrated compiled this list with data supplied by Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, other sports-marketing executives and analysts, and agents, and salary figures "were based on current or most recently completed seasons."

See the complete list here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/fortunate50-2012/