Forbes’ Top 10 Most Influential Athletes 2012, Pacquiao ranks 4th

Here is Forbes magazine’s Top 10 Most Influential Athletes for 2012:

1. Nascar’s Jimmie Johnson
2. NFL’s Tim Tebow
3. NFL’s Peyton Manning
4. Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao
5. NFL’s Tom Brady
6. NFL’s Aaron Rodgers
7. Nascar’s Dale Earnhardt Jr.
8. NFL’s Drew Brees
9. NFL’s Eli Manning
10. NBA’s Jeremy Lin

The list is based on a survey made by Nielsen and E-Poll, which surveyed over 1,100 adults about pro athletes who are currently active and who score at least 20% “awareness” with the general public.