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Floyd Mayweather Jr. no longer highest-paid athlete in world

Posted at 7:18 AM, Jun 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 10:26:54-04

He may be the leader of the "Money Team," but it looks like Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no longer the highest-paid athlete in the world.

In fact, the man who likes to flaunt all his money on Instagram and Twitter didn't even make the top three this year.


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Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid athlete for 2016, according to Forbes magazine.

Forbes estimates that the Portugal captain earned a staggering $88 million last year.

Lionel Messi, who plays soccer for Argentina, came in at No. 2. He earned just over $81 million.

LeBron James, who plays basketball for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is No. 3 on the list with $77 million.

In addition to Mayweather being knocked out of the No. 1 position, golfer Tiger Woods wasn't even in the top 10.

Forbes says that the top 100 athletes earned an amazing $3.15 billion over the last 12 months. However, that is actually down from last year when they earned $3.2 billion when the $460 million fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao boosted the total.