Red Bull driver Mark Webber, currently nursing a broken leg, has emerged near the top of a list of Australia's highest sports earners.

Red Bull driver Mark Webber, currently nursing a broken leg, has emerged near the top of a list of Australia's highest sports earners.

Business Review Weekly (BRW) magazine said the 32-year-old formula one racer made $8.5 million in 2008, placing him fourth overall on the Top 50 Sports Earners list.

Webber was beaten to third place by Chad Reed, a supercross rider based in America, whose $8.7 million income was less than both soccer player Harry Kewell ($10.5m) and golfer Greg Norman ($20.9m).

Another Australian racer made the top ten: Mat Mladin, whose $6.5m was made in America's premier superbike series.

BRW Rich List editor John Stensholt said the ranking is compiled based on publicly available information, as well as off-the-record conversations with agents, managers and sports teams.

 

 

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