Ferrari drivers highest earners in Brazil, Spain - report

By on Friday, April 22, 2011

Apr.22 (GMM) Ferrari's F1 drivers are the highest-earning sportsmen in their respective countries, a new report has found.

The full analysis by ESPN The Magazine, showing 182 countries and their top-earning athletes, will be published on May 2.

Felipe Massa is Brazil's representative, with his annual retainer excluding sponsorships and bonuses listed as US $17,052,632.

Listed for Spain, Fernando Alonso reportedly earns $22,736,842.

Lewis Hamilton is reportedly England's highest sports earner with $18,473,684, and the injured Robert Kubica is listed for Poland with $10,657,895.

Elsewhere representing motor sport, Kimi Raikkonen appears for Finland with his earnings from the world rally championship listed as a whopping $26,333,333.

Juan Pablo Montoya appears for Colombia with his $5,088,410 from NASCAR, while MotoGP's Valentino Rossi reportedly made $20,800,000 last season and represents Italy on the list.

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