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Floyd Mayweather again highest-paid athlete, per Forbes magazine

06 June, 2018, 13:01 | Author: Tommie Newton
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The American pugilist Mayweather has been ranked as the world's highest-paid athlete for the fourth time in seven years.

Mayweather who earned United States dollars 275 million for his August fight with Conor McGregor is the highest paid athlete in the world for the fourth time in the last seven years. That stems largely from his bout in August with the UFC's Conor McGregor.

Forbes used salary and bonus data between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018 to create the list.

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million) who was the world's highest paid athlete the past two years, has dropped two positions to Number 3.

Tiger Woods is one of only three athletes to have topped the Forbes Richest Athletes list.

The top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.8bn, up 23% from a year ago.

Last year, the only woman on the list was tennis star Serena Williams, who made $27 million, including $19 million from endorsements, ranking No. 51.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both earn around the £80million per year mark, though one star does rank higher than the other.

NBA stars lead with a record-topping 40 basketball players among the top 100.

Messi's annual salary and bonus exceeded United States dollars 80 million, making him the highest-paid player on the pitch this year.

Brazilian footballer Neymar rounded out the top five.

Completing the top 10 were basketball's LeBron James ($85.5M), tennis' Roger Federer ($77.2M), basketball's Stephen Curry ($76.9M) and quarterbacks Matt Ryan ($67.3M) and Matthew Stafford ($59.5M). Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorship deals, appearance fees and licensing income for the 12 months through June 1 based on conversations with dozens of industry insiders.

The top 100 athletes earned a total of US$3.8bn, up 23% from past year, Forbes said. American Football was the next most-represented sport with 18 players, followed by baseball with 14 and football with nine.

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