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The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Do you know, Highest Paid Athletes in the world of sport from all years.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr
Total Earnings: $300 million

Salary/Winnings: $285 million

Endorsements: $15 million

Mayweathers $300 million year shatters the record for athlete earnings, which was previously held by Tiger Woods who banked $115 million in 2008. Mayweathers May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao crushed multiple boxing financial records, including PPV buys (4.4 million), total gate ($73 million) and sponsorships ($13 million). Mayweather has typically shunned endorsement deals, but inked agreements with Hublot, FanDuel and Burger King ahead of the May fight.
2. Manny Pacquiao
Total Earnings: $160 million

Salary/Winnings: $148 million

Endorsements: $12 million

Pacquiaos $125 million payday for his bout against Floyd Mayweather was four times his previous high for a boxing match (he also banked $23 million for his November fight against Chris Algieri). Pacquiao boosted his income further through endorsement deals with Nike, Foot Locker, Wonderful Pistachios, Nestles Butterfinger and a handful in the Philippines.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Total Earnings: $79.6 million

Salary/Winnings: $52.6 million

Endorsements: $27 million

The three-time and reigning FIFA best player in the world has scored 60 or more goals in each of the last four calendar years. Hes also the worlds most popular athlete, with 102 million Facebook and 35 million Twitter followers.
4. Lionel Messi
Total Earnings: $73.8 million

Salary/Winnings: $51.8 million

Endorsements: $22 million

In 2014, Barcelona awarded their record four time FIFA player of the year with a $9 million a year raise in his 7th contract since 2005 to bring his take home pay to $50 million a year through 2018. The Argentine holds records for most goals in Barca competitions, most goals in La Liga competitions, most goals scored in a calendar year and most hat tricks scored.
5. Roger Federer
Total Earnings: $67 million

Salary/Winnings: $9 million

Endorsements: $58 million

Federer rebounded last year and finished the year ranked second. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and career prize money ($90 million). His endorsement portfolio is filled with long term deals with blue chip companies like Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse. He extended his Mercedes Benz deal at the end of 2014 for another three years.



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