With £54.4m, Floyd Mayweather Jr Dethrones Tiger Woods’ On Forbes List Of World Richest Sportsman
Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Money fought twice during the past 12 months, knocking out Victor Ortiz in September and winning an unanimous decision in May against Miguel Cotto.
Floyd’s combined payday for the bouts: $85 million makes him the highest-Paid athletes unseating Tiger wood who has been the Top earner since 2001.
Mayweather’s arch-rival Manny Pacquiao is second on the list with £39.7m, despite losing his WBO welterweight title in a controversial decision against Timothy Bradley a few weeks ago.
Tiger Woods has slipped to third with £38m, his struggles on and off the golf course finally seeing him lose the top spot that he had held since 2001.
Basketball’s LeBron James (£33.9m) and tennis’s Roger Federer (£33.7m) round out the top five.
The figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income for the 12 months between June 2011 and June 2012.
See list of the top 10 below.
1. Floyd Mayweather £54.4m
2. Manny Pacquiao £39.7m
3. Tiger Woods £38m
4. LeBron James £33.9m
5. Roger Federer £33.7m
6. Kobe Bryant £33.5m
7. Phil Mickelson £30.6m
8. David Beckham £29.4m
9. Cristiano Ronaldo £27.2m
10. Peyton Manning £27.1m