The Worlds Highest Paid Athletes
Floyd Mayweather Jr
Total Earnings: $300 million
Salary/Winnings: $285 million
Endorsements: $15 million
Mayweathers $300 million year shatters the record for athlete earnings, which was previously held by Tiger Woods who banked $115 million in 2008. Mayweathers May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao crushed multiple boxing financial records, including PPV buys (4.4 million), total gate ($73 million) and sponsorships ($13 million). Mayweather has typically shunned endorsement deals, but inked agreements with Hublot, FanDuel and Burger King ahead of the May fight.