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The Highest Paid Athlete the Year You Were Born

Redbook Logo By Jamie Ballard of Redbook | Slide 1 of 42: When it comes to today's top athletes, some make hundreds of millions of dollars every year. But it wasn't always that way. Before Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were clearing checks for $200 million (or more), pros from previous decades were making far less. Find out what the top-earning athlete made the year you were born.

When it comes to today's top athletes, some make hundreds of millions of dollars every year. But it wasn't always that way. Before Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were clearing checks for $200 million (or more), pros from previous decades were making far less. Find out what the top-earning athlete made the year you were born.

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