Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes' list as highest-paid athlete

Tiger Woods, who has not won a tournament for five years and who has barely played over the previous three seasons, remains the highest earning golfer with $57 million, with $55 million of it coming through endorsements.

While the magazine's annual ranking has "long been testosterone-heavy", Forbes senior editor Kurt Badenhausen wrote, at least one female athlete had always snagged a spot since the magazine expanded its list in 2010.

Kohli is No.83 on this year's list with estimated earnings of $24 million, of which $20m is estimated to come from endorsements and the remaining $4m from his salary.

The Irishman would have only needed to earn an additional $13 million from that bout to put him in second place ahead of soccer stars Lionel Messi (No. 2 with $111 million in earnings) and Cristiano Ronaldo (No. 3 with $108 million in earnings).

And by the way, in case you're wondering, to make the Forbes 100 cut, it was necessary to earn $22.9M, which is the amount generated by the last man on the list, Charlotte Hornets basketball player Nicolas Batum.

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Mayweather made a staggering $275 million (£205m) alone from his fight with McGregor, who is fourth on the list after accruing $99 million.

Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli has yet again, made it to the Forbes's annual list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes. Forbes said tennis' female stars Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were list regulars but Li retired in 2014 and Sharapova is still dealing with the aftermath of a 15-month suspension for using a banned substance. "The soaring National Basketball Association salaries are a result of an increased salary cap, driven by the league's $24 billion TV deal, which tipped off with the 2016-17 season".

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo $108m fell to third, behind his rival Lionel Messi $111m. Neymar ($90m) 6. LeBron James ($85,5m) 7.

Though the list of leading athletes consists of players from 11 different sports, basketball takes over the list with a top score 40 NBA players among the top 100, up from 32 in 2017.

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