Found June 18, 2012 on
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., who fittingly goes by the self imposed nickname “Money”, tops Forbes list of 100-highest paid athletes over the last year. Mayweather, currently serving an 87-day jail sentence for domestic battery, took in a reported $85 million in prize money and ticket/PPV sales for his last two victories against Victor Ortiz and most [...]
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Forbes today named incarcerated domestic abuser “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr. the wealthiest athlete in the world. The 35-year-old Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), who began serving 87 days behind bars on June 1 at the Clark County Detention Center for … Continue reading →
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be taking a sabbatical from raking in the dough while in jail, but he'll have plenty of cash waiting for him when he gets out. Mayweather has passed Tiger Woods as the highest-paid athlete of the year, the first time since 2001 that Woods hasn't had the Forbes.com distinction. Woods made $59.4 million this year, but that only puts him in third place...
The world's highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now third.
Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is No. 1. Mayweather, who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las...