Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Athletes

The world's highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now third.

Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., nicknamed "Money," is No. 1. reports FoxSports.

Mayweather, who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is second on the magazine's list at $62 million from earnings and endorsements. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley earlier this month.

Tiger Woods, No. 1 on the list since 2001, made $59.4 million to place third.

LeBron James of the Miami Heat is fourth ($53 million). He is one of 13 basketball players on the list.

Tennis star Roger Federer is fifth at $52.7 million.

Thirty football players made the top 100, with Peyton Manning tops among them at No. 10. The Denver Broncos' new quarterback made $42.4 million during his last season with the Indianapolis Colts, even though he sat out the entire season while recovering from a neck injury.

David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy was No. 8 overall and the highest ranked soccer player at $46 million.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among baseball players and No. 18 overall with $33 million.

Two women, both tennis players, made the list. Maria Sharapova ($27.9 million) comes in at No. 26, and Li Na ($18.4 million).

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Comment by ian on June 25, 2012 at 9:13am
waz up people
Comment by Infamou$Hill on June 23, 2012 at 7:46pm
Ok.
Comment by Infamou$Hill on June 23, 2012 at 7:46pm
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Comment by m@! on June 21, 2012 at 3:18am
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Comment by Ti on June 20, 2012 at 6:27pm
@ anastasia - Let them have a lil fun. Everyone talks a good talk till they get there. They came from the hood, so of course they're going to bring some of the swag with them. As for the eastern philosophies, channeling positive energy is definitely not against the christian way. Most christians do more sinning and have weaker minds when it comes to believing then most. The rest just believe what their parents have believed. Every religion can be used to support a belief. It's what in you heart that counts. By being a good christian woman, you should understand that it was a woman that created the mess in the world in which we inhabit. It is women who also keep the madness going. Maybe us men wouldn't push so hard if the prettiest "birds" weren't attracted to shiniest objects. Its all based on perception and alot of the good men are overlooked because of the lack there of.
Comment by SPIN GANG on June 20, 2012 at 3:15am
THESE DUDES CRAZY BUT I LOVE IT, BECAUSE THEY'RE BLACKMEN THAT'S DOING IT. KEEP MAKING MONEY AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR FAM.
Comment by teresa brow on June 20, 2012 at 12:27am
They are just having fun. Send me some of those stacks, I need a few to handle some business.
1hb6kfe6oickb Comment by 1hb6kfe6oickb on June 19, 2012 at 10:25pm
FYI to all those who are confused - Ignorance does not own hip hop. Smart is the new rich.
1hb6kfe6oickb Comment by 1hb6kfe6oickb on June 19, 2012 at 10:06pm
@Duke - 1st of all, I'm a female. And I have the right to express myself especially on issues that mean something to me. 2nd - I'm a writer and i express myself with words. That's what blogs are for. No one is forcing you to read my posts but you apparently took the time to do so. And YES, I am a Christian and proud of it. As far as me having time on my hands - why are you concerned about what I do with my time? I also have time to run my extremely successful business whose logo is my pic as well as accomplish all the other things that I do. I didn't disrespect anyone's views in my post but you have the time and want to come at me? Whatever. May God bless you!
Comment by Duke on June 19, 2012 at 9:36pm
guy beneath me has too much f***** time on his hands. get the f*** out here with that christian/religion b*******. really you wrote a full page about this. lol sad



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