The world of sport is one of the richest industries in the world, with soccer, basketball and baseball players commanding salaries into the millions. Below is a list of the past 12 months’ biggest individual sporting prizes by prize money paid to the winner.
All of these sports require dedication, commitment, focus and skill. Many are gender-specific, but only one allows both men and women, professionals and amateurs, athletic and non-athletic to compete against each other on a level playing field.
That sport is poker, and it features twice in the top 10 biggest individual sporting wins in the past 12 months.