“I’m rich biatch!” Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who doesn’t waste one second flaunting the cash that he’s made from his boxing career, has even more bragging rights now. According to the annual Forbes 100 list, Mayweather is the highest-paid athlete at $85 million, beating out golf-pro Tiger Woods, Manny Pacquiao, and NBA superstar LeBron James.
Mayweather made the big money fighting just two boxers, Victor Ortiz ($40 million) and Miguel Cotto ($45 million). While Mayweather would probably be making it rain at some strip club or purchasing some exorbitantly priced bauble right about now to smash his new Forbes status in our faces; instead, he is sitting behind bars doing a three-month jail stint in Las Vegas for domestic battery.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods, who has held the Forbes top-slot for 10 years, now comes in at No. 3, earning a paltry $59.4 million.
Filipino warrior boxer Manny Pacquiao is sitting pretty in the No. 2 spot, raking in a cool $62 million from fights and endorsements.
Miami Heat’s LeBron James is No. 4 and is one of 13 ballers who made the list with earnings that brought in $53 million. James, like all NBA players, had his salary cut by 20 percent, when the NBA lockout took place last year, but he continues to bring in a heapful from sponsors like Nike, Coca-Cola, State Farm, and McDonald’s.