Floyd Mayweather Drops Off Forbes’ List … Messi Takes Top Spot
6/11/2019 8:30 AM PDT
From #1 to not even listed … Floyd Mayweather is NOT one of Forbes’ highest-paid athletes of 2019 … after taking the top honors one year ago.
The business magazine released its list of the richest ballers of the year … and surprisingly, the boxing superstar nicknamed “Money” ain’t on it.
The top 3 spots belong to footballers Lionel Messi ($127 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($109 million), and Neymar ($105 million) … and Canelo Alvarez ($94 million) and Roger Federer ($93.4 million) round out the top 5.
Look, this ain’t a shot at Floyd — considering he made more than double what Messi made this year in 2018 (he raked in $285 million thanks to the Conor McGregor fight) …but it’s interesting to see him fall out of the top 100 altogether.
McGregor made the list at #21 with $47 million earned (last year he was #4 with $99 million).
As for cash made straight off endorsements, King James ain’t at the top — it’s Federer, with $86 million made off the tennis court.
The youngest player on the list is 20-year-old French soccer star Kylian Mbappe with $30.6 million … so he’s got a few years to catch up to Messi.