Motorcycle racers Chad Reed and Casey Stoner have featured well up the order in Business Review Weekly's (BRW) top Australian sports earners rankings for 2010, slotting into third and fourth respectively.
Motorcycle racers Chad Reed and Casey Stoner have featured well up the order in Business Review Weekly’s (BRW) top Australian sports earners rankings for 2010.
In a list topped by Formula One hope Mark Webber at a whopping $13.4 million according to BRW, Reed slotted into third after earning $7.5 million for his efforts during the AMA Supercross and Motocross seasons.
While Reed has climbed the order from fifth to third for this year, his actual earnings have dropped from the reported $8.8 million from last season.
Former MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has climbed to fourth on the BRW list from eighth last year.
In his final season with Ducati Marlboro Stoner earned $6.8 million, up from $5 million 12 months ago.
Apart from Webber, the only other sportsman to earn more than Reed and Stoner was NBA basketball player Andrew Bogut.
This year sees golfer Greg Norman knocked from the top spot for the first time in 15 years after BRW Rich List editors opted to compile the list with ongoing sports performance earnings, not business-related ventures in the sport.
2010 BRW Sports Rich List top 10
1.Mark Webber (Formula One) $13.4 million
2. Andrew Bogut (NBA Basketball) $12.6 million
3. Chad Reed (Motorcross) $7.5 million
4. Casey Stoner (MotoGP) $6.8 million
5. Tim Cahill (English Premier League Soccer) $4.2 million
6. Marcos Ambrose (NASCAR) $4.2 million
7. Adam Scott (PGA Golf) $4.1 million
8. Ricky Ponting (Cricket) $3.9 million
9. Robert Allenby (PGA Golf) $3.6 million
10. Harry Kewell (Turkish Soccer League) $3.5 million