The Forbes 2010-2019 ranking which many eagerly awaits most times as it gives an insight most times world achievers. Upon releasing it’s ranking on the 24 December 2019 on the highest paid world athletes of the decade since 2010-2019, some have expected to see the result while many have also doubted the result by it released ranking.
Nevertheless, Forbes obviously released a mega rich list detailing of the top ten highest-paid athletes of the decade from 2010-2019.
The ranking totals up all earnings from the world’s biggest sports stars over the past ten years and it’s no surprise and a little of surprise seeing who comes out on top.
Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ranked at number one, in the recently released “Highest Paid Athletes of the Decade” list from Forbes.
Money Mayweather who is sure excited at his topping the Forbes list had gone ahead to share his top ranking via his instagram page as he went on to thank everyone who had stood and made his achievement possible and also accounted for the years it had took him in achieving such great success..
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First I want to congratulate every other athlete on this list and second I am honored to have accomplished such record breaking numbers. No disrespect to anyone but I did these numbers really in 5 years due to a couple of layoffs and with NO endorsements. I never wanted an endorsement deal from anyone because my vision was always to be my own boss and have no obligations to anyone. So I started my own promotion company and own brand (TMT) in which we are continuing to grow and soon will be the endorsers. You can say what you want about Floyd Mayweather but the numbers and accolades don’t lie. This is truly about hard work and dedication and knowing your worth. @mayweatherpromotions @themoneyteam
Forbes listed Mayweather as making $915 million in the past 10 years, $115 million more than any other athlete. The majority of that money came from his blockbuster pay-per-view fights with Manny Pacquiao (2015) and Conor McGregor (2017).
Mayweather (50-0) retired from the sport in August of 2017, after stopping McGregor in ten rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He recently announced the possible scenario of a comeback in 2020.
FORBES TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES OF THE DECADE
#10 Lewis Hamilton: $400 million
#9 Kevin Durant: $425 million
#8 Manny Pacquiao: $435 million
#7 Phil Mickelson: $480 million
#6 Tiger Woods: $615 million
#5 Roger Federer: $640 million
#4 LeBron James: $680 million
#3 Lionel Messi: $750 million
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo: $800 million
#1 Floyd Mayweather: $915 million