Football is the most popular sport on the planet and have more followership than many other sports in the world. There are a lot of money in the football world with players costing millions of dollars to sign and the breathtaking wages footballers pocket every months. But the popularity football enjoys does not make the best paid sports in world. So, in this post, we are going to look at the highest paid sports men. From boxing to basketball to tennis to golf to football using the amount of money they earned in the last 12 months as a yardstick.
1. Floyd Mayweather – $300m.
The undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather is the top dog in the world of sports. The American boxer earned a record breaking $300m in the last 12 months. Mayweather, a single father of 4 children earned $285m as winnings from fights especially his May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao. A fight which broke all the boxing financial records. In addition, the superstar earned an additional $15m from endorsement deals making him the highest earning sports man on our list.