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Fresh off his victory over Manny Pacquiao last month that netted him a check for $100 million, Floyd Mayweather tops the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. Forbes estimates that Mayweather earned $300 million between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015, with $285 million of that sum being earned in his two fights…

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The vast majority of the highest-paid and richest professional athletes are north of age 30. This is, of course, due to sustained excellence over a set number of years and becoming iconic celebrities whose popularity transcend their sports. Oftentimes in this situation, the athlete is being rewarded with endorsement deals whose cumulative worth far exceed their…

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  Professional baseball players are reported to be the highest paid athletes. If you thought NFL and NBA salaries were off the charts, wait until you see what MLB players make per year. See which MLB players had the highest salary in 2012 here. *These salaries are per year, not short- long-term contract figures.

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