- Floyd Mayweather has been ranked Forbes’ highest-paid athlete of the decade
- The retired American boxer secures the first spot with a whopping figure of $915m
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi occupy the second and third places on the list respectively
Retired American boxer, Floyd Mayweather, has been ranked Forbes’ highest-paid athlete of the decade ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The boxing legend clinches the number one spot on the list which sums up all earnings from world's biggest sports spanning a period of a decade.
'The Moneyman' was adjudged to have raked in the biggest shares of spoils in sports from 2010 to 2019 following his mega fights with Manny Pacquiao and Irish UFC star Conor MacGregor.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo came second on the list which also has stars from the worlds of golf, tennis, basketball and Formula 1.
The Portuguese benefited from huge endorsement deals to book the second place with a staggering $800 million.
Barcelona ace Lionel Messi capped the top three with a whopping figure of $750 million, also benefiting from massive sponsorship deals.
Basketball star LeBron James came fourth with $680m while tennis star Roger Federer was five on the list with $640m.
Here are the ten highest-paid athletes of the decades as reported by Forbes:
1. Floyd Mayweather – $915m
2. 2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $800m
3. Lionel Messi – $750m
4. LeBron James – $680m
5. Roger Federer – $640m
6. Tiger Woods – $615m
7. Phil Mickelson – $480m
8. Manny Pacquiao – $435m
9. Kevin Durant – $425m
10. Lewis Hamilton – $400m
Meanwhile Legit.ng earlier reported that Floyd Mayweather has again put up a massive show of opulence after gifting his daughter Iyanna a new Mercedes-AMG G63 2019 model which reportedly cost a whopping £150,000 as Christmas gift.
The boxing legend has a fully successful career spanning decades and basks in affluence and social prestige benefiting of a sports celebrity.
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