Floyd Mayweather is the World’s Richest Athlete
Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes and Floyd Mayweather reigns supreme.
The champion boxer has had a career full of monster payouts, with earnings hitting around $420 million entering 2015.
Mayweather received a $100 million for his highly anticipated fight with Manny Pacquiao, and that doesn’t include revenue figures.
The fight was lackluster in many people’s eyes, but it definitely smashed every financial record in boxing, including pay-per-view buys (over 4.4 million), total gate ($73 million) and sponsorships ($13 million). Once everything is counted, the fight is expected to gross $600 million.
Over the last year, Mayweather has earned $285 million in the ring.
Other notable athletes who made the list are LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Tiger Woods.
Click here for Forbes’ list of Top 100 highest-paid Athletes in the World.