Floyd Mayweather made more money than any athlete in 2013. According to a list released by ESPN, the boxer tops the 25 highest-paid athletes of last year.
The report, which does not include endorsements, claims that Mayweather earned $73.5 million for his two fights last year. In his bout against Robert Guerrero, he earned $32 million. Against Canelo Alvarez, Mayweather brought home $41.5 million.
Mayweather’s reported salary is nearly 1.5 times that of the next person on the list. Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo ranks second with $50.2 million. Lionel Messi is right behind him, raking in $50.1 million. The closest American athlete to Mayweather is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who made $40 million.
While the agreed upon purse for Mayweather-Alvarez earned the undefeated boxer $41.5 million, he might have made close to double that amount for the September bout. According to Forbes, Mayeather was the beneficiary of more than $80 million, as a result of the fight. It made history by generating $150 million in pay-per-view revenue, which came from 2.2 million buys.
Mayweather is consistently the highest-paid athlete, competing in his sport just two days a year. In February of last year, he signed a six-fight contract with Showtime that would span over the course of three years. The deal will reportedly pay him between $200 and $250 million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mayweather is currently worth $170 million. The site reports that he his career earning total $333 million, though some reports say he’s surpassed $350 million, since he started boxing.
While Mayweather continues to make more money with each fight, a bout against Manny Pacquiao would give him his biggest payday. However, the mega-fight that fans have been clamoring to see may never happen. Mayweather is scheduled to take on Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand.
The boxer has not been shy about flaunting his money. He often makes six-figure bets in Las Vegas, and posts his winning tickets on his Twitter account. Before his match with Big Show at WrestleMania 24, Mayweather posted a video on YouTube of himself counting $1 million in cash.