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Top Tennis Pro Money Makers in '08

Have you ever wondered how much the top tennis pros make?

The majority of a top tennis pro's prize money only accounts for only 23% of their total income. The rest is made from endorsement deals, exhibition and appearance fees and sponsor bonuses.

Top total career prize money makers as of December 2008 :

Roger Federer  ($41.8 million)
Maria Sharapova  ($26 million)
Rafael Nada l ($18 million)
Andy Roddick  ($15 million)
Venus Williams  ($15 million)
Serena Williams  ($15 million)
Justine Henin  ($10 million)
Novak Djokovic  ($9.5 million)
Ana Ivanovic  ($8 million)
James Blake  ($7.5 million)

 Roger Federer also made Forbes magazine 2008 highest earners under 30:

1. Beyonce Knowles  ($125 million)
2. Justin Timberlake  ($68 million)
3. Kobe Bryant  ($61 million)
4. LeBron James  ($59 million)
5. Roger Federer  ($55 million)
6. Keira Knightley  ($50 million)
7. Maria Sharapova  ($40 million)
8. Daniel Radcliffe  ($39 million)
9. Miley Cyrus  ($39 million)
10. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen  ($23 million)

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