Kimie Bunyasaranand
Thursday June 6th, 2013

Tiger Woods is the world's highest paid athlete at $78.1 million, including prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Tiger Woods is the world's highest paid athlete at $78.1 million, including prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. Woods spent 11 straight years at No. 1 before falling to No. 3 in 2012. The $78.1 million Woods made over the past year includes prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. Of the total, $13.1 million came from winnings from competitions, double his total from the year before. So far in 2013, Woods has won four majors on the PGA Tour.

SI's Fortunate 50: The 50 highest earners in sports  Roger Federer was second at $71.5 million and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant was third at $61.9 million. Floyd Mayweather, who was No. 1 last year, dropped to 14th at $34 million.

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