Mayweather Becomes Highest-Paid Athlete With $275m A Night

Woods leads golfers on Forbes 'rich list'

Messi second on Forbes 100 highest-paid athletes

"Money" made $275 million in salary/winnings - with the bulk of that coming from his fight against Conor McGregor - and $10 million in endorsements.

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather of the USA is the top athlete in the past year with $ 285 million in revenue.

Mayweather unseated Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Roanldo, who drops to third place with $108m behind Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who earned $111m in 2017.

"Athletes in team sports make up 82% of the list", Forbes said. The 100 men earned a cumulative $3.8 billion over the last 12 months. Woods ranks 16th this year with $43.3m - and that is a pretty impressive figure when you consider that the 14-time major champion did not hit a golf shot in anger throughout the whole of 2017.

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One of them was James, who sat slumped in his corner locker, bags of ice on his knees and a towel over his face. Smith dribbling out the clock with less than five seconds left in regulation.

The second meeting that was supposed to take place with the rivals was further cancelled, with McGregor writing, "Something came up", which was a reference to his aggressive appearance he showed at the media event for UFC 223 back in April 5th at Brooklyn.

McGregor was one spot behind Ronaldo, at $99 million.

According to the magazine, Messi's annual salary and bonus were more than £59 million before tax, making him the year's highest-paid player, with endorsement deals with companies including Adidas and Pepsi adding to his fortune. LeBron James $85.5 M 7. He also earned the second-most money from endorsements, at $52 million.

Lewis Hamilton led the auto racing field at $51 million. It is safe to assume that Woods will soar up the list in 12 months time thanks to the form he has demonstrated during his unlikely and heartwarming comeback.

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