In early February 2011, Titan Weekly, a popular Chinese sports newspaper, published a list of the highest-earning Chinese athletes in 2010. The list's 16 members all earned more than five million yuan last year.
Wang Hao, table tennis player
2010 earning: 5.2 million yuan (US$791,500)
Born in 1983 in Changchun, Jilin Province, Wang Hao is one of the most famous table tennis players in China and the world. [163.com]
Wang was the World Cup champion of 2007 and 2010, the gold medalist at the World Championships in 2009, and the singles silver medalist at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics Games. Now, he still needs an Olympic Gold medal in order to earn a Grand Slam.