2. Kobe Bryant
Another athlete who scores high this list is a basketball player, Kobe Bryant. Being the second wealthiest athlete of 2012, this American professional plays firing guard for Los Angeles Lakers of NBA (National Basketball Association). Known for his slam-dunks and high flying jumps, he achieved the second highest grade of all time in 2006. Born on August 23, 1978, he is the youngest player to have won the All-Star MVP Awards for a number of times and ever to achieve defensive honors.