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Floyd Mayweather #1 on Forbes Highest Paid Athletes List

by Robert Littal | Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012
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The good news for Floyd is he just has to tough it out  for another month or so in jail and he will come home to a boatload of money.

Many criticize Floyd for various reasons, but you can not criticize his business savvy.

Doing things his way has put him on top of the highest paid athletes list.

Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is No. 1. Mayweather, who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is second on the magazine’s list at $62 million from earnings and endorsements. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley earlier this month.

Tiger Woods, No. 1 on the list since 2001, made $59.4 million to place third.

LeBron James of the Miami Heat is fourth ($53 million).

Ironically, Floyd made $23 more million than Pacquiao and Floyd has zero endorsements.

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