Highest Paid Athlete List consists of local players

The highest-paid athletes list has some familiar Floridians near the top.

Sports Illustrated’s Fortunate 50 list totals the salaries and the endorsement deals for the top athletes in America in 2012. Coming in No. 1 on the list is boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose earnings totaled $90 million last year — with all of that coming from salary and zero from endorsements.

Source: Roger Simmons, Orlando Sentinel