The World’s 10 Highest Paid Athletes

We all are quite well aware that actors and celebrities make a lot of money. Ever wondered how much do athletes make? We’ll tell you about the highest paid ones, read on!

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Total Earnings: $300 million

Salary/Winnings: $285 million

Endorsements: $15 million

Mayweather’s $300 million amount breaks the record for the athlete earnings, which was previously held by the golf player Tiger Woods whose worth was $115 million in 2008. Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao crushed the records for multiple boxing finances and that included PPV buys worth $4.4 million, total gate worth $73 million and sponsorships worth $13 million. Mayweather had typically shut out every endorsement deal but inked his agreements with Hublot, FanDuel and Burger King after the May fight.


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