MANILA, Philippines — Reigning World Boxing Association super welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao is then eighth highest-paid athlete in the world in the last decade.
Manny Pacquiao, right, exchanges punches with Keith Thurman in the seventh round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Forbes magazine / Forbes.com said Pacquiao was paid or earned US$435 million in the last ten years.
Forbes added that the boxing legend and eight-division world champion ‘s 25 pay-per-view matches generated 20 million buys and US$1.3 billion in revenue.
During the last decade, Pacquiao figured in numerous blockbuster bouts – against, among others Juan Manuel Marquez, Keith Thurman, Timothy Bradley, Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The undefeated Mayweather Jr., who squared off with in 2015, was recognized as the highest-paid athlete of the decade, earning US$915 million.
FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP
Other athletes who made the made it top the top 10 are soccer stars Cristiano Ronald and Lionel Messi, basketball players Kevin Durant and Lebron James, golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, race car driver Lewis Hamilton and tennis star Roger Federer.
Below is the full list of highest-paid athletes, from top one to top 10:
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($915 million)
- Cristiano Ronaldo ($800 million)
- Lionel Messi ($750 million)
- Lebron James ($680 million)
- Roger Federer ($640 million
- Tiger Woods ($615 million)
- Phil Mickelson ($480 million
- Manny Pacquiao ($435 million)
- Kevin Durant ($425 million)
- Lewis Hamilton ($400 million)
FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, is Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo prior to playing their Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Portugal, in Belgrade, Serbia. Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to order closed-door arbitration or to dismiss a Nevada woman’s lawsuit seeking damages on an accusation the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. Attorneys representing Ronaldo’s accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, didn’t immediately respond Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to messages about two Oct. 14 court filings in the case stemming from a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money settlement. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
FILE – In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. A sweat-stained jersey James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star’s days with the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron features green lettering with the word “Irish” and number 23, the number he’d later wear for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The auction runs until Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
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