Ryan Mayer

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight against Conor McGregor was one of the most-hyped events of 2017. Now, we’ve come to find out that all the hype made Mayweather the highest paid athlete of the year according to estimates from Forbes . This year’s edition of the “highest paid athletes” list features Mayweather Jr. at the top with a salary of $275 million and endorsements totaling $10 million. Considering that Mayweather fought just once last year, that figure would seem to suggest Mayweather’s purse for the fight was a cool $275 million.

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Meanwhile, McGregor didn’t seem to come out of the fight any worse for the wear either. The former UFC champ checks in at number four on the list with a salary of $85 million for the year and endorsements totaling $14 million. Joining the boxers in the Top 5 is a trio of soccer stars: FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (#2 at $111 million), Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (#3 at $108 million) and FC Barcelona/Paris St. Germain’s Neymar (#5 at $90 million).

No women made the Top 100 of the list as Serena Williams, who was on previous editions, just missed out with an estimated $18 million in earnings.

The first “core four” American sports athlete to make an appearance on the list is LeBron James, who checks in at the sixth spot. James brought in a total of $85.5 million last year between salary and endorsements. His NBA Finals opponent, Steph Curry, is two spots behind at number eight with $76.9 million in total earnings. Here’s a quick look at the Top 10.

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($285 million)

2. Lionel Messi ($111 million)

3. Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million)

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4. Conor McGregor ($99 million)

5. Neymar ($90 million)

6. LeBron James ($85.5 million)

7. Roger Federer ($77.2 million)

8. Stephen Curry ($76.9 million)

9. Matt Ryan ($67.3 million)

10. Matthew Stafford ($59.5 million)

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To check out the full list, you can head to the link here.