Of course, I was way off about Beckham. I think where I got the idea that he was the highest paid was from this article, which states he makes $17 million a year, before endorsements, $35 with endorsements. That article has Woods leading the back, with Schumacher in second.
So, it looks like most places have Woods and Schumacher as the top paid athletes in the world, at close to 50 million each . . . wow.