News | Jun 10 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao top Forbes’ 2015 highest paid athletes list

After their long-awaited superfight in May, Mayweather tops the list with Pacquiao ranking second, writes George Gigney
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Floyd Mayweather is the world’s highest paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine.

Over the last 12 months, the pound-for-pound king has accumulated a staggering $285 million in just two fights, the first being his rematch with Marcos Maidana in September, followed by May’s megafight with Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather’s earnings were brought to the $300 million mark by endorsement deals, something the fighter previously shunned, with Hublot, FanDuel and Burger King, as well as from revenue from things like TMT merchandise, which all-in-all totaled an extra $15 million.

 

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