Today in the world of modern technologies, where in each end of the planet you can find out anything about anyone, it is easy to be famous and popular. It is enough to have a certain dose of talent and luck, or both and a status of a star is guaranties. And fame is where money is, because top sport is accompanied by financial rewards. These guys are aware of it and enjoy their wealth and popularity. As usual at the top of the list are boxers, golf player and basketball players.
By far the best paid athlete today is boxer Flyod Mayweather Junior, who should earn only from two fights in 2013 between 90 and 128 million dollars. That is a lot more than last year’s 85, which also put him on the list of rich people, and interestingly he receives all that money from TV rights, from the contract with a Show Time, without a cent on the name of individual sponsor contracts. In the second place with 62 million dollars there is also a boxer, Manny Pacquia from Philipines, who recently by the decision from the judges lost his WBO title in welterweight. As usual, women take took places in the second part of the list, and total five athletes that are considered as best paid are four tennis players. The best paid athlete is Russian Maria Sharapova who takes 26th place in the list (27.9 million). Find out which 10 athletes are best paid in the world and what amounts of money are they making.