Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes List Of Top Paid Athletes

According to Forbes Magazine, the currently incarcerated Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete, surpassing Tiger Woods.

Mayweather, Jr., who goes by the nickname of “Money,” reached the top spot due to lucrative fights with Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto in the past year, which have earned him an estimated $85 million.

Mayweather, Jr.’s main rival, Manny Pacquiao, who lost his most recent fight, lands second on the Forbes list with earnings of $62 million.

This is the first time in the past 10 years that the name Tiger Woods has not been in the number one spot, with the golfer dropping to the third slot with estimated 2011/2012 earnings of $59.4 million.

Mayweather is currently serving a three month prison sentence in Las Vegas over a domestic violence charge.


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