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15 Surprising Athletes Who Have Made An Insane Amount Of Money

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We all know that athletes like Alex Rodriguez and Peyton Manning and Serena Williams are among the highest-paid in their sports. But the biggest contracts are not always reserved for the superstars.

If we take a closer look, there are many athletes that you might be surprised to learn either made a ton of money in their career, or rank very high among their peers despite flying under the radar of the casual American sports fan.

On the next few pages we will take a look at 15 of the biggest surprises.

 

Cristie Kerr ― $14,030,373

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Sport: LPGA    
All-Time Rank (within sport): 4    
Career Highlights: 14 career LPGA wins. Won 2007 U.S. Open and 2010 LPGA Championship.

* Data via the respective sports leagues, Sports-Reference.com, or Spotrac.com. All sports are career earnings. Totals for NBA players include guaranteed money remaining on current contracts.



Andy Roddick ― $20,517,390

Andy Roddick  20517390

Sport: ATP    
All-Time Rank (within sport): 10    
Career Highlights: The surprise here is not that Roddick made a lot of money, but that he retired as 10th on the All-Time money list despite winning just one Grand Slam (2003 U.S. Open).

* Data via the respective sports leagues, Sports-Reference.com, or Spotrac.com. All sports are career earnings. Totals for NBA players include guaranteed money remaining on current contracts.



Kenny Perry ― $31,797,536

Kenny Perry  31797536

Sport: PGA    
All-Time Rank (within sport): 10    
Career Highlights: 14 career PGA Tour wins. Has never won a major.

* Data via the respective sports leagues, Sports-Reference.com, or Spotrac.com. All sports are career earnings. Totals for NBA players include guaranteed money remaining on current contracts.



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