Sep 4, 2013
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by David Swarts
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FIM MotoGP World Championship: Valentino Rossi (46) earned $22 million over the last 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.
Nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Valentino Rossi is ranked fifth on Forbes’ 2013 list of Top-Earning Drivers in Motorsports.
According to Forbes, Rossi, age 34, earned a total of $22 million, with $12 million coming from salary and winnings and $10 million coming from endorsement deals, between June 2012 and June 2013.
The top-earner on the list is Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, who earned $30 million, including $28 in salary and winnings and $2 million in endorsements.
In addition to Rossi, the list of 10 racers includes four Formula One drivers and five NASCAR drivers, including Danica Patrick, who was ranked ninth with $15 million in earnings ($6 million salary/winnings and $9 million endorsements).
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