Skip to comments.Floyd Mayweather Heads 2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes
Posted on 07/13/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
Floyd Mayweather has been cashing multi-million checks for his fights for more than a decade. He banked at least $25 million for each of his past nine bouts going back to 2007 when he defeated Oscar De La Hoya in the most watched fight in the history of boxing pay-per-view events. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996 after the Olympics, but he has never had a year like this past one.
Mayweather earned $105 million during the past 12 months for 72 minutes of work in the ring for fights against Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana. The payday puts Mayweather atop Forbes annual list of the worlds highest-paid athletes for the second time in three years. Mayweather is the first athlete, besides Tiger Woods, to crack the $100 million earnings threshold (Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher and Mike Tyson have also turned the trick on an inflation-adjusted basis).
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Miguel Cabrera salary counter.
Wow I thought Manning would be there.
I’m surprised tiger woods still has 55 mil in endorsements....
I’m not sure how they’re figuring it. Miguel Cabrera got a 7 year contract worth just short of $300 million.
Poor Usain Bolt doesn’t earn anywhere near that. It’s not fair that another runner would earn more.
I bet they are not so lucky.
That dollar amount is over seven years, provided he achieves all of the target incentives such as a certain number of RBIs, HRs, batting average, or world series participation per year. What he will be paid if he does nothing else other than show up at the ball park on a daily basis is a considerably smaller dollar figure.
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