Highest earning athletes: According to the list released by Forbes Magazine, US boxer Floyd Mayweather has regained his title in the Forbes rankings of the world’s top 100 earning athletes. He earned a $275m (£205m) for his boxing match in August against UFC star Conor McGregor, who is number four on the US business magazine’s list.
Messi has overtaken rival, Cristiano Ronaldo on the list of the World’s top 100 earning athletes 2018. Messi has edged out Ronaldo in this year’s latest list of top 100 earning athletes in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo – top for the past two years – drops to third, with Lionel Messi edging him out of second place.
The top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.8bn, up 23% from last year, Forbes said.
F1 driver Lewis Hamilton is the top Briton at number 12 with $51m.
Mayweather – one of whose nicknames is Money – saw his sports earnings added to by $10m from endorsements.
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