Floyd Mayweather emerges world sports’ top earner (Check Out the List of World’s Highest-Paid Athletes)


Floyd mayweather is the highest paid athletes in the world. Photo: Daily Mail

World welterweight boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather has emerged the highest paid sports personality in the world for 2015.

According to ESPN Magazine’s 2015 survey on World sport’s top earners, the extravagant boxer, who recently won the richest boxing bout in history against Manny Pacquiao, is estimated to have made $250m.

The Filipino boxer came second with $150m while Barcelona Striker, Lionel Messi came third with an estimated $56.3m ahead of his Real Madrid rival, Cristiano Ronaldo who has $50.2m to his name.

Check out the top 15 names on the list below…

World’s Highest-Paid Athletes
1 Floyd Mayweather WBA/WBC champion $250M (a)
2 Manny Pacquiao Former WBO champion $150M (a)
3 Lionel Messi La Liga/Barcelona $56.3M
4 Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga/Real Madrid $50.2M
5 Sebastian Vettel Formula 1/Ferrari $50M
6 Fernando Alonso Formula 1/McLaren $40M
7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ligue 1/PSG $35.1M
8 Lewis Hamilton Formula 1/Mercedes $31M
8 Clayton Kershaw MLB/LA Dodgers $31M
10 Justin Verlander MLB/Detroit Tigers $28M
11 Zack Greinke MLB/LA Dodgers $27M
12 Wayne Rooney EPL/Manchester United $26M
13 Josh Hamilton MLB/Texas Rangers $25M
13 Ryan Howard MLB/Philadelphia Phillies $25M
13 Cliff Lee MLB/Philadelphia Phillies $25M

Source: The Net