Earlier this week, Forbes Magazine published their list of
the world’s one hundred highest-paid athletes.
Their formula took into account base salary/winnings and
endorsements. And using that formula, there was a couple of
Phoenix athletes who figured into the list: pro golfer and
former ASU Sun Devil Phil Mickelson (who ranked 7th on the
list) and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (who
Here at Arizona Sports, we’ve put together our list of the
twenty highest-paid athletes in the state (team sports
And for our purposes, we’ve ranked the athletes in terms of
base salary for this year only.
Enjoy. Or get mad. We’re good with either.