Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among Forbes’ top ten highest-paid athletes of the d

Forbes have released a mega rich list detailing the top ten highest-paid athletes of the decade from 2010-2019.

The ranking totals up all earnings from the world’s biggest sports stars over the past ten years and it’s no surprise to see who comes out on top.

Floyd Mayweather aptly nicknamed himself ‘money’

Floyd Mayweather aptly nicknamed himself ‘money’

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather heads the list, owing to his mega fights with Manny Pacquiao (also included in the top ten) and Conor McGregor in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

Football legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi feature not too far behind Mayweather.

There are also stars from the worlds of golf, tennis, basketball and Formula 1 further down the ranking.

Take a look through the top ten below.

10. Lewis Hamilton – $400m

Hamilton is most marketable athlete in F1

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Hamilton is most marketable athlete in F1

9. Kevin Durant – $425m

Durant’s earnings have come on a lot in the past ten years

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Durant’s earnings have come on a lot in the past ten years

8. Manny Pacquiao – $435m

Mayweather vs Pacquiao generated half a billion dollars

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao generated half a billion dollars

7. Phil Mickelson – $480m

In 2018, Mickelson defeated his rival Woods in an exhibition for m

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In 2018, Mickelson defeated his rival Woods in an exhibition for $9m

6. Tiger Woods – $615m

Tiger retained his big sponsorship deals

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Tiger retained his big sponsorship deals

5. Roger Federer – $640m

Federer has a 0m deal with Uniqlo

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Federer has a $300m deal with Uniqlo

4. LeBron James – $680m

LeBron’s endorsements are astronomical

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LeBron’s endorsements are astronomical

3. Lionel Messi – $750m

Messi has won more Ballon d’Or awards than any other player

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Messi has won more Ballon d’Or awards than any other player

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $800m

Ronaldo has huge endorsement deals

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Ronaldo has huge endorsement deals

1. Floyd Mayweather – $915m

Mayweather made millions from mega fights

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Mayweather made millions from mega fights