Floyd Mayweather Jr., who fittingly goes by the self imposed nickname “Money”, tops Forbes list of 100-highest paid athletes over the last year. Mayweather, currently serving an 87-day jail sentence for domestic battery, took in a reported $85 million in prize money and ticket/PPV sales for his last two victories against Victor Ortiz and most recently Miguel Cotto to win the WBC welterweight championship belt.
Mayweather unseats golfer Tiger Woods for the top spot on the Forbes list. Mayweather is followed on the list by rival Manny Pacquiao, who made a reported $62 million. Woods fell to third on the Forbes list at $59.2 million. The rest of the top five is rounded out by NBA MVP LeBron James ($53 million) and tennis star Roger Federer ($52.7 million, with $45 mil coming from endorsements).
Quarterback Peyton Manning is the NFL’s highest ranking earner at #10 on the list, raking in $42.4 million over the past 12 months. You can see the full Forbes list here.