Pacquiao No. 6 in SI’s int’l list of top earnersBy Roy Luarca
Philippine Daily Inquirer
DESPITE fighting only once last year, Manny Pacquiao remains one of the sport’s top earners, according to Sports Illustrated.
Pacquiao’s shocking sixth-round knockout loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez last December reportedly made him $35 million richer, enough for him to keep sixth spot in SI’s International 20 for 2013, a listing of the world’s top-earning sportsmen other than Americans.
British soccer superstar David Beckham climbed to the top spot from No. 2 with earnings of $48,349,000, dislodging four-time highest earner Roger Federer, who raked in $43,424,842.
Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso vaulted to third place from fifth with $42,800,000, while Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo remained at fourth with $35,300,000.
Lionel Messi of Argentina, nosed out Pacquiao at fifth with $35,100,000.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. heads SI’s Fortunate 50, a separate listing of the richest American sportsmen, with $90 million.
Mayweather toppled Tiger Woods, who slipped to fifth, and relegated LeBron James to second with earnings of $56.5 million.
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