Dec.1 (GMM) Mark Webber may have missed out on the 2010 title, but he has leapt to the top of the list of Australian sports earners.
The 34-year-old Red Bull driver has for the first time knocked golfer Greg Norman from first place on a Rich List published annually by BRW magazine."Former No.1 Greg Norman has been removed from the list this year to reflect the continual slowdown in his playing commitments," BRW said in a statement."Norman still makes millions but almost all of his money comes from property development and other business deals," it added.Webber was fourth on last year's list, but his estimated $13.4 million earned this season means he overtakes the 2010 number 2 Andrew Bogut, an NBL basketball player.Bogut's earnings are listed as $12.6m, ahead of motocross rider Chad Reed ($7.5m), MotoGP's Casey Stoner ($6.8m), Premier League player Tim Cahill ($4.2m) and NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose ($4.2m).Webber was in Hobart on Wednesday to announce the 2011 resurrection of his Tasmanian outdoor adventure challenge, which was cancelled after he broke his leg in 2008."The last time I was here I left a bit sore, but it's great to be back," he said.