Webber is Australia's top sports earner

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...

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.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Chad Reed , Marcos Ambrose , Casey Stoner