There is much money in professional sports. A lot. And it shows in the list that Forbes magazine has made over the best paid sports stars in the world.
The list counts the various sports star's earnings from June 2014 to June 2015. It is however a reduction from what sports stars earned last year.
Looking at the list's top 10, there are several different sports represented, and they do have the common denominator that the best athletes earn a lot of money.
On top of the list we find the two boxers Floyd Mayweather jr. and Manny Pacquiao, who recently boxed against each other in a match that gave both boxers a gigantic boost to their bank accounts. Mayweather won the fight which gave both millions of dollars.
It brings him right to the top of the list, which looks like this:
Floyd Mayweather jr. (Boxing) – 300 million dollars
Manny Pacquiao (Boxing) – 160 million dollars
Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer) – 79,6 million dollars
Lionel Messi (Soccer) – 73,8 million dollars
Roger Federer (Tennis) – 67 million dollars
LeBron James (Basketball) – 64,8 million dollars
Kevin Durant (Basketball) – 54,1 million dollars
Phil Mickelson (Golf) – 50,8 million dollars
Tiger Woods (Golf) – 50,6 million dollars
Kobe Bryant (Basketball) – 49,5 million dollars
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