sport news – Mayweather back on top of Forbes best paid list
(Reuters) – American boxer Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster struggle towards Conor McGregor has pushed him again to the highest of the Forbes record of greatest paid athletes for the fourth time in seven years.
Mayweather, who goes by the nickname ‘Cash’, earned $275 million from final yr’s struggle towards Irish Combined Martial Arts champion McGregor, whose minimize of the purse elevated him to fourth spot on the U.S. enterprise journal’s record.
The struggle pushed Mayweather’s profession earnings to $1 billion, becoming a member of American basketball nice Michael Jordan and golfer Tiger Woods as the one athletes to have reached 10-figures in earnings, Forbes mentioned.
Portuguese soccer participant Cristiano Ronaldo, who topped the rankings for the final two years, slipped to 3rd within the standings behind his Argentine rival Lionel Messi.
Brazil’s Neymar, who turned the world’s most costly soccer participant after his $260 million transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain final August, was listed fifth.
Swiss tennis nice Roger Federer, basketball gamers LeBron James and Stephen Curry and Nationwide Soccer League quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford rounded out the highest 10 of the 100 rich athletes.
The had been no ladies within the record, with tennis icon Serena Williams, the only real feminine consultant final yr, having dropped out of the rankings after taking a break from the game because of the start of her daughter.
Prime 20 (lists underneath athlete/nationality/sport/estimated earnings):
1. Floyd Mayweather (U.S.) Boxing $285 million
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) Soccer $111 million
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Soccer $108 million
4. Conor McGregor (Eire) MMA $99 million
5. Neymar (Brazil) Soccer $90 million
6. LeBron James (U.S.) Basketball $85.5 million
7. Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis $77.2 million
8. Stephen Curry (U.S.) Basketball $76.9 million
9. Matt Ryan (U.S.) American soccer $67.Three million
10. Matthew Stafford (U.S.) American soccer $59.5 million
11. Kevin Durant (U.S.) Basketball $57.Three million
12. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) System One $51 million
13. Russell Westbrook (U.S.) Basketball $47.6 million
14. James Harden (U.S.) Basketball $46.Four million
15. Canelo Alvarez (Mexico) Boxing $44.5 million
16. Tiger Woods (U.S.) Golf $43.Three million
17. Drew Brees (U.S.) American soccer $42.9 million
18. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) System One 42.Three million
19. Derek Carr (U.S.) American soccer $42.1 million
20. Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis $41.Four million
Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; enhancing by Sudipto Ganguly