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Snowboarder Shaun White may be the face of extreme sports, but he’s not the top earner.

Snowboarder Shaun White was down to his last chance after falling during his first two runs of the men’s half-pipe competition at last month’s Winter X Games. It was the culminating event in the four day contest that drew 68,000 fans to Aspen, Colo. Once again, White delivered. He ripped off a stellar final run that included back-to-back 1080s (three complete rotations in the air) to win the gold.

Snowboarder Shaun White was down to his last chance after falling during his first two runs of the men’s half-pipe competition at last month’s Winter X Games. It was the culminating event in the four day contest that drew 68,000 fans to Aspen, Colo. Once again, White delivered. He ripped off a stellar final run that included back-to-back 1080s (three complete rotations in the air) to win the gold.

White’s payday for winning one of his sport’s biggest competitions: a paltry $30,000. By comparison, Geoff Ogilvy earned $1.1 million for winning golf’s 2009 opening event…  More info

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