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Alonso and Hamilton feature on athlete rich list

ESPN Staff
April 16, 2014
Earning big buck: Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton © Sutton Images

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have both featured on ESPN's list of the 25 top-paid athletes in the world.

According to the rankings, they both earn $27.5 million before endorsements, meaning they tie 12th on the list. Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list with total earnings of $73.5 million ahead of football player Christiano Ronaldo on $50.2 million.

Although F1 driver salaries are rarely disclosed, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel are believed to be earning somewhere in the region of $22 million, meaning they just missed out on a place in the top 25.