Sports Illustrated published its annual list of the highest paid American athletes this year and four local guys made the list. They combined salary (the first number) with endorsements, appearance fees and other earnings to get the total compensation for the year (the second number). Tiger Woods is still hanging on as the #1 earning athlete in the country with a whopping $62,294,116 in earnings. Amazingly, all but about $2 million is from endorsements.â†µ
As for the local guys, we've got three Phillies and one 76er. Assuming Michael Vick plays under the franchise tag next year at around $18 million, he'll definitely be on this list next year.
#30 Roy Halladay - $20,000,000 salary, $20,250,000 total.â†µ
#25 Ryan Howard - â‡¥â‡¥â‡¥â‡¥$20,000,000 salary, $21,500,000 total.â†µâ†µâ†µ