Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid athlete for 2015

Mayweather's showdown with Manny Pacquaio sees him retain top spot, with the Filipino comfortably into second ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi..

Floyd Mayweather named world’s highest-paid athlete for 2015

Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest-paid athlete for a second successive year. According to figures released by Forbes, the unbeaten pound-for-pound king has amassed $300million – with only $15m coming from endorsements.

That reveals the majority of Mayweather’s earnings came from May’s super-fight with Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino’s takings of $160m comfortably make him the second-highest earner. Mayweather, Pacquiao and Tiger Woods are now the only athletes to earn NINE-FIGURE incomes in a single year.

Forbes’ figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money and appearance fees, plus estimates on and endorsement and licensing income for the past 12 months. Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo edges out Lionel Messi for third with his earnings of $79.6m almost six million more than the Barcelona man. Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer completes the top five ahead of basketball’s LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Source : PTI

Related Post

Argentina vs. Brazil postponed a day by torrential rain
views 34
Argentina vs. Brazil is always a showdown worth waiting for, and wait is exactly what fans will have to do. Torrential rain in the Argentine capital o...
Copa America 2015: Uruguay 1-0 Jamaica, champions start with a win
views 51
The winners of the last edition of the tournament got their title defence off to a good start as Cristian Rodriguez made the difference in Saturday's ...
Germany’s Gomez Out of Euros
views 82
As reported by Sky Sports News HQ, veteran forward Gomez on Saturday became the latest Germany star to suffer an injury during Euro 2016. The Fiorenti...
Hamilton wins the Japanese GP
views 3
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton closed in on the Formula 1 title with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, beating Max Verstappen as Sebastian Vettel's champi...
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: Stoke City 1-4 Arsenal
views 8
Champions League-chasing Arsenal moved within a point of fourth-placed Liverpool with a comfortable Premier League victory over Stoke.Despite collecti...