$85 million Salary/winnings:
$85 million Endorsements:
“Money” Mayweather is the world’s highest-paid athlete, thanks to mega paydays for fights against Victor Ortiz ($40 million) and Miguel Cotto ($45 million). He has been a part of the four biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view events in boxing's history. Mayweather maximizes his earnings by also acting as his own fight promoter through his company Mayweather Promotions. (Frederic J.Brown/AFP/Getty Images) More From Forbes
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