15 Highest-Paid Retired Athletes  

By on November 19, 2015


1. Roger Staubach

Retired: 1979

Income: $12 million

Age: 72

In 1977, Staubach launched a real estate company, while he was still playing for the Dallas Cowboys as a quarterback. In 2008, he sold his company to Jones Lang Lasalle that got him a total of $640 million as a multi-year payout. When Staubach sold his business, he had a 12 per cent stake in it. Out of this, Staubach dedicated half of his share to his children’s trust. In 2012, he got the final payout for the JLL sale, which also included the earn-out of Staubach Company for reaching certain targets, that is, $36.9 million. His estimated earnings include the approximate $4 million put towards his children’s trust.

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