"NINE-TIME motorcycle world champion Valentino Rossi is the fourth highest earning sportsman of 2009, recent figures have revealed.
According to financial experts Forbes.com, the Italian maestro is among the highest paid earners in the world, pocketing just under £29 million in 2009 for his endeavours.
The highest listed earner is Tiger Woods. The legendary golfer (and swordsman) raked in £62 million, followed by British footballing ace (and former swordsman) David Beckham's £40 million.
Golfer, Phil Mickelson (swordsman status unknown) rated third, taking home £31.5 million."
the only question remaining to be answered is how adept at swordsmanship #46 is...