Mayweather, Ronaldo, Messi, & More Top ‘Forbes’’ Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade

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Following its list of the top-earning musicians of the decade, Forbes has also shared the highest-paid athletes of the past 10 years.

Topping the list is boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who banked $915 million USD thanks to his headline dominating fights against Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor in 2015 and 2017. Mayweather pocketed more than $500 million USD on these two fights alone. Placing second and third are football rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who earned $800 million and $750 million USD each, respectively. Along with this honor, Messi was also named the highest-earning athlete of 2019 by Forbes.

Rounding out the top 5 is basketball superstar LeBron James with $680 million USD and tennis icon Roger Federer with $640 million USD. Collectively the top 10, which includes a pa

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