EARNHARDT JR. TENTH HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the tenth highest-paid athlete in the world at $34 million a year, according to the annual Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. The magazine reports:"Earnhardt was chosen as Nascar's most popular driver for a sixth straight year in 2008 despite winning only one race during the past two seasons. His merchandise sales were twice the total of any other driver. Earnhardt's biggest personal sponsorship deals are with Adidas, Chevrolet, Polaris, Wrangler and Nationwide Insu ...

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