The results of an earnings survey conducted by Forbes magazine are out, and Valentino Rossi is right there among the top 10 earners in the world of sport! He is, in fact, at eighth place, with an annual pay packet of US$29.25 million.
Golf maestro Tiger Woods came in at first place (US$87.75 million), F1’s Michael Schumacher was in second place (US$56.55 million) while footballer David Beckham was in 12th place (US$26.33 million). So that settles it then – not only do motorcycle racers have more fun (riding a 220bhp racebike at 300km/h, versus kicking a ball around some mucky old field, hah!), they also earn more money. Cool!
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