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Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes ‘Highest-paid athlete’ of the decade

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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As this decade raps up, we’re looking back into those that have left their marks in their respective fields as we celebrate their achievements throughout the decade. And one man that stands out among his peers in the sports world is Floyd Mayweather.

The boxing champion and promoter came in at the top of the list of the highest-paid athletes of the decade according to Forbes magazine. Floyd took the top spot with the total earnings of $915 million, just a little shy of a billion dollars.

Other athletes that made the list include football champion Ronaldo who placed second after Mayweather with earnings of $800 million, followed closely by football forward Messi who himself earned $750 million in the decade.

To create the list, Forbes reviewed the earnings that ten of the highest-paid sportsmen make from their endeavors in sports.

Forbes’ annual rankings of top-earning athletes looks at salaries, prize money, bonuses, endorsements, appearance fees and licensing income,” the Forbes article said.

These athletes have gone to prove that if there’s anywhere that the money is at, it is in sports. See the list of all the top-earners of the decade and what they made.

#1 Floyd “Money” Mayweather – $915 million

#2 Christiano Ronaldo – $800 million

#3 Lionel Messi – $750 million

#4 LeBron James – $680 million

#5 Roger Federer: $640 million

#6 Tiger Woods – $615 million

#7 Phil Mickelson – $480 million

#8 Manny Pacquiao – $435 million

#9 Kevin Durant – $425 million

#10 Lewis Hamilton – $400 million

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