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Forbes Lists New York Giants QB Eli Manning as One of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes

June 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning isn't just one of the NFL's highest-paid players, listed as No. 14 overall, but he's also one of the highest-paid athletes on the planet according to Forbes.

In their recently released numbers for 2014, Manning came in tied for No. 66 overall with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and professional boxer Canelo Alvarez, earning a cool $41 million this year alone.

Manning's breakdown shows him earning $21 million in pay, $13.5 million in salary/winnings and an additional $7.5 million in endorsements (Toyota, Dunkin Donuts, DirecTV, etc.).

World famous boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. topped the list with $210 million in projected earnings for 2014 (amazing when you consider he has $0 in endorsements), with soccer player Luis Suarez rounding out the Top 100 with projected earnings of $34.6 million.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo did not crack the Top 100.


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