[b]Boxer, Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes’ annual ranking of 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday.[/b]
Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million dollars from his cross-combat superfight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017.
With an additional $10 million in endorsements, Mayweather earned a total of $285 million between June 1 2017 and June 1, 2018, comfortably eclipsing the second-placed figure on the list, football star Lionel Messi, who made $111 million.
McGregor meanwhile vaulted up the rankings to fourth spot, thanks to his $85 million cut of the Mayweather purse.
A further $14 million in endorsements took the Irish fighter’s earnings to $99 million, just behind Real Madrid soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was third with earnings of $108 million.
Brazilian footballer, Neymar was fifth on the list with $90 million in earnings, his salary boosted by his record-breaking transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year.
[b]The list of top ten are presented below:[/b]
1. Floyd Mayweather ($285m)
2. Lionel Messi ($111m)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo ($108m)
4. Conor McGregor ($99m)
5. Neymar ($90m)
6. LeBron James ($85,5m)
7. Roger Federer ($77.2m)
8. Stephen Curry ($76.9m)
9. Matt Ryan ($67.3m)
10. Matthew Stafford ($59.5m)
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