News | Jun 09 2016

Floyd Mayweather usurped by Cristiano Ronaldo as world’s highest-paid athlete

Having retired last year, Floyd Mayweather is no longer sport's money man

FLOYD MAYWEATHER is no longer the highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo takes the top spot, the first time a footballer has ever done so, and just the second time an athlete from a team sport has done it after Michael Jordan.

Having topped the list three times out of the last four years, Mayweather drops to 16th after retiring (for now) from boxing in September.