(WHAS11) – The most popular sports don’t always produce the highest paid athletes.
Forbes has released its list of the world’s highest paid athletes.
Famed golfer Tiger Woods has returned to the top of the list. Woods earned more than $78 million in the first 12 months ending June 1.
Tennis star Roger Federer came in second with $71.5 million.
NBA icons Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are third and fourth on the list with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees rounding out the top 5.