Ray Rice nabs 33rd spot on Forbes wealthiest athletes list

Super Bowl champion Ray Rice speaks to a

Super Bowl champion Ray Rice speaks to a crowd of news media, politicians and supporters before being honored in his hometown of New Rochelle during a rally Saturday. (March 2, 2013) (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

New Rochelle native Ray Rice is the 33rd-highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine.

The 26-year-old Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back, who played at New Rochelle High School, earned $25.8 million during the past year -- $24.2 million in salary and winnings and another $1.6 million in endorsements, the magazine estimated. The Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in February.

For the 12th time in the past 13 years, Tiger Woods led the list, which appears in Forbes' June 24 issue. He earned about $78.1 million -- $65 million of which came in endorsements.


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Woods, who topped the list from 2001 to 2011, reclaimed the No. 1 spot from boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather, who fought only once from June 2012 to June 2013, fell to 14th place.

Roger Federer, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Drew Brees rounded out the top five.

Alex Rodriguez was the top-earning New York athlete, pulling in $30.3 million, which ranked him 18th. Carmelo Anthony is 25th ($28 million), Amar'e Stoudemire is 27th ($27 million), Johan Santana is 34th ($25.5 million), and Derek Jeter is 36th ($25.4 million).

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