Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes’ 2012 "100 Highest Paid Athletes" list

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are the two highest paid athletes in the world in 2012, making more than golf superstar Tiger Woods and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are the two highest paid athletes in the world in 2012, making more than golf superstar Tiger Woods and NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James."

The report noted that Mayweather had earned $85 million from his two most recent fights alone. He won against Vicor Ortiz in September 2012 and beat Miguel Cotto in May. The report revealed that Pacquiao is second on the list, earning $62 million in 2012.

 

Forbes’ Kurt Badenhause pointed out: "Mayweather maximizes his earnings by also acting as his own fight promoter through his company Mayweather Promotions. Mayweather [also] uses a different business template than Pacquiao, and thus collects the revenue from tickets, pay-per-view and sponsorships, though he also covers the cost of the bout-including his opponent’s guaranteed purse."

 

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBNNews.com.

Tell us your #feels!

Win
Yum
LOL
WTF
0
Total votes
View more stories tagged ""

Read more stories about

Comments

Latest Stories

Load More Stories

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Get the latest updates right in your inbox!