The American boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather is for the second consecutive year the highest paid sportsman in the world, according to the ranking published by the economic magazine Forbes.
Forbes had previously calculated that Mayweather would earn more money in 2015 in a year than any other sportsman in history even before his fight won on May 2 against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao, which allowed him to unify the welterweight category and remain undefeated. Its 300 million dollars in earnings (265 million euros) over the past twelve months come mostly from this "fight of the century". _AF
No French in the ranking
It is thanks to the same fight that Pacquiao points in second place, according to Forbes, with 160 million dollars (141,5 million euros), ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese Golden Ball of Real Madrid (79 million dollars), and his great rival of FC Barcelona Lionel Messi (73,8 million dollars).
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer completes Forbes' top 5 with $ 67 million. Tiger Woods, the famous American golfer who had taken the lead in this ranking a few years ago, is in the top ten, but narrowly: 9th, with $ 50,6 million, that he owes more to his notoriety than 'to its results.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova remains the highest paid sportswoman, 26th in the general classification with $ 29,7 million, ahead of her American rival Serena Williams, current world number 1 and only other woman in Forbes' top 100, at 26,4, $ XNUMX million. No French are included in this ranking._AF
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