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

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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