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C.Ronaldo Vs Floyd Mayweather, Who Is Richer?

FLOYD MAYWEATHER has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on becoming the highest paid sportsmen of the decade after it was revealed they are both worth more than $100 million a year. 

The boxing icon, 42, has turned a blind eye to the situation over the past decade - and has invested £706million ($915m) in his boxing career. It is interesting that Floyd Mayweather has only fought 10 times in this decade. Mayweather is the least active athlete on the list, having fought only once in 2010, his last more than two years ago. 

Two huge paydays have helped propel Mayweather to the top, the first being his fight with Manny Pacquiao late last year. The much-publicised fight between the American and the Irishman brought in more than $500 million. Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor was the one in which he extended his boxing career to more than 50 fights. 

The blockbuster's second payday came when he beat UFC star Conor McGregor to go unbeaten (50-0) in his first fight since retiring following the McGregor fight, taking in more than $100 million. Eight more fights over the decade have kept revenue going, but not to the extent of the $500 million fight between Mayweather and McGregor. 

Forbes recently listed the highest-paid athletes of the decade, with Mayweather surpassing the world's highest-paid athlete by $115 million, with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo coming in second. If your nickname is "the money," it's no wonder this decade is coming to an end with a top-paid athlete. 

If you count the purses he has made since turning professional in boxing in 1996, he has earned well over a billion. Even if boxing is not the most popular sport, that does not mean you cannot make big money from it, and Floyd Mayweather is an example of that. 

In the last decade, he has earned more than $915 million, according to Forbes, more than any fighter in the history of the sport, with the exception of Floyd Mayweather. 

Mayweather is the sport's biggest personality and, with his 50-0 record, one of the most successful fighters in boxing history to get away with multi-million dollar salaries. The most notable payday could be Manny Pacquiao, who fought in a fight in which he earned $250 million but also reportedly earned more than $300 million. Along with Floyd Mayweather, he is arguably the most famous boxer of the 2010s. 

Pacquiao is a hit in the Asian market, which has made him one of the most successful boxers in boxing history. He has earned less than $20 million in each of his fights, including in May 2015 when he earned $130 million. 

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has reclaimed his place as the highest paid athlete in boxing history, according to Forbes. Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped the sport's highest-earning athletes in August 2017 with a combined income of $1.2 billion from his boxing career. He may not have the same money for support as others on the list but we have learned that it is very lucrative to be a top boxer per fight. For the first time, a woman is on this list and she is one of the most successful boxers of all time. 

Mayweather earned a total of $375 million in 2017, significantly surpassing second-placed Cristiano Ronaldo, who earned $146 million. Messi was ranked as the third highest-earning sportsman behind Mayweather and Ronaldo in the annual list of sports rich with a combined income of more than $1.2 billion. 

Messi's return to the top comes after boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has been dropped from the world's highest paid sportsman's list of the rich for 2019. Mayweather did not earn the $25 million needed to see him on the Forbes list of the world's richest athletes for the second year in a row. India's cricket captain Virat Kohli is the world's highest paid athlete - with $1.2 billion in 2017, while American boxing champion Floyd Floyd Floyd tops the Forbes list with a combined income of $2.1 billion, more than double Ronaldo's. 

Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo earns more than any other sportsman, but surprisingly, the pay packet is an all-male affair, with no women on the list. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, the only Indian athlete on the list, is 83rd with earnings of $24 million. 

Over the past decade and a half, the influential business magazine's list has been topped by golfers Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, but Mayweather has stepped down. Had Woods not played due to injury, Portugal's captain would have risen to the top of the Forbes list. 

Spanish team he has played for all his career According to El País, Messi earned a whopping $84 million in annual salary and bonuses for the 2017-18 season with Barcelona, the team he played for his entire career. Messi earned more than double that of rival Cristiano Ronaldo and is the world's highest paid footballer at $111million. The superstar is the second highest paid athlete in history, with a combined income of more than $1.5 billion in 2018, behind only the likes of Tiger Woods and Mayweather. 

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