Three Philly athletes on Forbes 100 list

Posted: June 19, 2012

Three Philadelphia athletes made Forbes' annual list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is at No. 50, with earnings of $22 million over the last 12 months. Vick signed a 6-year, $100 million contract before the 2011 season with a hefty signing bonus. He also brought in about $2 million in endorsements from Nike, MusclePharm and Unequal Technologies.

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is at No. 53 with $21.5 million, thanks to the first year of his 5-year, $125 million extension. He also earns $1.5 million from Adidas, Powerade, Subway, Topps and Verizon.

Roy Halladay was No. 61, with $20.6 million from the Phillies, and another $500,000 in endorsements from 2K Sports and others.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. replaced Tiger Woods at the top of the list. Mayweather made $85 million, all from his in-ring pursuits. He is followed by Manny Pacquaio, who made $62 million, including $6 million in endorsements. Woods is third at $59.4 million, with a whopping $55 million in endorsements.

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