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Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes’ List Of 100 Highest-Paid Athletes Beating Messi, Ronaldo To It



Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes’ annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes but no woman featured on the list for the first time.

Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $US275 ($A360m) from his cross-combat superfight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017.

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With an additional $US10m in endorsements, Mayweather earned a total of $US285m between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, comfortably eclipsing the second-placed figure on the list, football star Lionel Messi, who made $US111m.

However, female athletes notably failed to break into the top 100 for the first time since Forbes began publishing its ranking.

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Tennis star Serena Williams, who last year was the only woman to feature on the list at 51st place with earnings of $US27m, dropped out of the rankings after taking a break from the sport due to the birth of her daughter.

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Forbes’ Top 10:

1 Floyd Mayweather, $US285m

2 Lionel Messi, $US111m

3 Cristiano Ronaldo, $US108m

4 Conor McGregor, $US99m

5 Neymar, $US90m

6 LeBron James, $US85.5m

7 Roger Federer, $US77.2m

8 Stephen Curry, $US76.9m

9 Matt Ryan, $US67.3m

10 Matthew Stanford, $US59.5m

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