LeBron tops Forbes list

Sports stars, both men and women, topped the list of the under 25 year-old big earners thanks to multi-million dollar endorsement deals, according to the Web site Forbes.com.

LeBron James, considered one of the most gifted basketball players of his generation, was the highest paid, banking $27 million between June 2006 and June 2007.

LeBron, 22, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals last year, earns much of his cash from major endorsement deals.”

It wasn’t really surprising that the athletes make so much more money than actors and actresses as they make most of their money off the court,” Lea Goldman, a senior editor at Forbes said in an interview.

Source: Reuters