15 May '11, 11pm

Asia-Pacifics%20Highest%20Earning%20Athletes%20-%20Yahoo%21%20Singapore%20Finance

Asia-Pacifics%20Highest%20Earning%20Athletes%20-%20Yahoo%21%20Singapore%20Finance

Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani , On Sunday 15 May 2011, 14:50 SGT This past weekend, Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao reportedly made nearly $30 million as he defended his WBO welterweight title against American Shane Mosley. Asia's biggest sports icons are pulling in millions of dollars in endorsement fees and salaries and many have influence that reaches far beyond their respective sports. We've put together a list of Asia's 10 richest athletes taking into consideration their annual earnings from a mixture of sporting contracts, salary, endorsement deals and appearance fees. We used publicly available media sources such as Forbes, Sports Illustrated and Australia's Business Review Weekly. Click ahead to find out which athletes are the richest in the Asia-Pacific region. 10. Daisuke Matsuzaka $8.3 million Daisuke Matsuzaka entered the American Major League in 2006 aft...

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