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It's no surprise that Valentino Rossi earns a ridiculous amount of money
-- with sponsorships and endorsements, Sports Illustrated says it's $35
million annually -- but it is surprising just how little some of the
backmarkers earn. Colin Edwards on $325,000?! How does he afford to give
away so many t-shirts?

These estimates come from GPOne and are salary only, they do not included endorsements and sponsorships, which, in Rossi's case, can double a rider's salary.
 
Valentino Rossi: $15.5 - 19.5 million

Jorge Lorenzo: $5.2 - 9 million

Casey Stoner: $6.5 - 9 million

Dani Pedrosa $3.9 - 5.2 million

Andrea Dovizioso: $1.9 - 2.6 million

Marco Simoncelli: $1.9 - 2.6 million

Loris Capirossi: $1.9 million

Ben Spies: $1.3 - 2.6 million

Alvaro Bautista: $1.3 million

Randy De Puniet: $650,000 - 1.6 million (if he signs with Suzuki)

Marco Melandri: $650,000

Mika Kallio: $450,000

Colin Edwards: $325,000

Aleix Espargaro: $325,000

via GPOne

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