Mayweather tops Forbes money list

Mayweather tops Forbes money list

Cebu : Philippines | Jun 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM PDT
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Skooter reporting 06/20/12

Floyd Mayweather would be egotistical of this report because he knocks out Tiger Woods off the top of Forbes list

Mayweather has left behind Tiger Woods at the top of Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 highest-paid sports personalities over the past year.

The undefeated boxer Mayweather, currently serving a three-month jail sentence for domestic assault, garnered $85m (£54.25m), a figure shored up by promoting his own fights. While the legendary golfer went down to third made $59.4m (£37.92m) with Filipino star boxer Manny Pacquiao rolling to second in the list on earnings of $62m (£39.57m).

The highest paid footballer David Beckham is eighth on the list with earnings of $46m (£29.36m)

Other sports personalities in the list are:

Olympic champion and world record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt came in 63rd with $20.3m (£12.9m). In contrast to Golfer Phil Mickelson received $47.8m.

Ranks fourth, Miami Heat star LeBron James at $53m (£33.84m). Of the13 basketball players Lebron is the highest on the list. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer was fifth at $52.7m (£33.64m).

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gained $42.5m (£27.10m).

On the women side, two made it on to the list - Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova was 26th at $27.9m (£17.79m) and China's 2011 French Open champion Li Na was 81st overall at $18.4m (£11.72m).


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