The World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes



#41 Wladimir Klitschko

Total Earnings: $24 million
Salary/winnings: $19 million
Endorsements: $5 million

Klitschko has been the world’s most dominant heavyweight since 2005, reeling off 16 straight title bout wins. Klitschko and his brother Vitali signed a deal in 2012 with German broadcaster RTL that gives the network rights to televise five of either brother’s future fights. The deal is worth $4 million per fight. Wladimir Klitschko is a popular pitchman in Europe with deals with Mercedes-Benz, Warsteiner, McFit and Strellson.

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