PHOTOS: Highest-paid athletes of 2015
Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid athletes, combining their earnings from salary/winnings and endorsements for 2015. Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao claimed the first and second spots respectively, after earning a whopping $460 million in 2015 alone, much of which came from their highly publicized matchup in May.
Following the boxers were international soccer icons Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who together earned over $150 million this year. Even though his team lost in the NBA Finals, LeBron James won big in pay this year, pulling in $64.8 million, the highest of any basketball player in the league.
Golfer Phil Mickelson earned the distinction of being the oldest person on the list with $50.8 million at age 45, and soccer player Neymar was the youngest person earning $31 million at just 23 years old. Tennis player Maria Sharapova was the highest-paid female athlete with $299.7 million.