03 Jun '11, 11pm

Winless Tiger still tops Forbes richest athlete list

NEW YORK - Tiger Woods, who has fallen to 13th in the world golf rankings without a title since November of 2009, remains atop the list of the world's highest-paid athletes according to Forbes magazine. While Woods has seen his annual earnings plunge $50 million over the past two years, he remained atop the Top 50 list with $75 million over the past 12 months to outpace NBA star Kobe Bryant, the runner-up at $53 million. The list considers not only player salaries but all endorsement and sponsor income, with Woods having become the first career $1 billion sports pitchman before his epic fall from grace when a sordid sex scandal was revealed in 2009. Woods lost such sponsors as Accenture, AT&T, Gillette and PepsiCo but retained Nike and EA Sports, who together bring more than half of Woods' income over the 12-month period ending May 1. The golf videogame bearing his name wa...

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