Forbes published its Celebrity 100 list, using some bizarre quantified metric to determine who is most powerful. There were some people who handle balls for a living. Only two of them were Kardashians (bah-zing!).
Tiger Woods is the top-rated athlete (No. 12 overall) for the 11th straight year. He did this despite being nowhere near dominant at golf, losing some sponsorship deals and pulling in a measly $58 million last year. The next two were NBA stars LeBron James (15) and Kobe Bryant (27).
NFL: Manning (40), Brady (60) – No Tebow. I repeat, no Tebow. This is probably unfair as this poll takes no account of First Take segments or Christian zeal.
Tennis: Federer (31), Nadal (47), Sharapova (71), S. Williams (77), Li Na (87) – (Yawn)
Soccer: Beckham (32), C. Ronaldo (44), Messi (50) – Fair. Ronaldo goes first name only on twitter. When you have 9.7 million followers (most of any athlete), I guess you can get away with that.
Boxing: Pacquiao (33), Mayweather (52) – Just fight already.
Golf: Mickelson (48) He’s “enlisted to design multiple golf courses in China.” Sounds like a pretty sweet racket.
MLB: A-Rod (63) – No Derek Jeter. Apparently, pull among males aged 35-50 in the NYC tri-state area was not a consideration.
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