Forbes names world's 100 highest-paid athletes

CREATED Jun. 8, 2013

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New York (KTNV) -- Golf legend Tiger Woods has returned to the top of Forbes' list of the world's highest paid athletes.

Woods earned more than $78 million in the 12 months ending June 1.

Tennis star Roger Federer came in second on the list after topping it last year. He isn't too far behind Woods, earning $71.5 million.

NBA icons Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are third and fourth on the list. Bryant made $61.9 million, while James earned $59.8 million.

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints rounded out the top five with $51 million.

For the full Forbes list, click here.