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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are highest paid athletes of year

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are highest paid athletes of year

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao each made more money in one night this spring than any other athlete in the world over an entire year. So it's no surprise who tops Forbes' list of the world's highest paid athletes from June 1, 2014-June 1, 2015. Mayweather is the top-grossing sports figure by far, pulling in a record $300 million in winnings and endorsements. He will receive a 60% cut of the roughly $400 million he and Pacquiao will get for their May 2 megafight, as well as another huge payout from his September bout with Marcos Maidana and a handful of endorsements. It's the second year in a row and the third time in four years that Mayweather has...

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