Pacquiao is 8th richest athlete of the decade: Forbes

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Posted at Dec 26 2019 11:23 AM

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Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is the eighth wealthiest athlete in the world throughout the decade, according to Forbes.

Forbes said Pacquiao's "25 pay-per-view fights have generated 20 million buys and an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue." 

It estimated Pacquiao's personal earnings at $435 million or over P22 billion. 

Fellow boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr topped the list, with an estimated $915 million in earnings, including $500 million combined for his 2015 and 2017 fights versus Pacquiao and Conor McGregor.

Forbest Highest Paid Athletes of the Decade

1 Floyd Mayweather: $915 million

2 Cristiano Ronaldo: $800 million

3 Lionel Messi: $750 million

4 LeBron James: $680 million

5 Roger Federer: $640 million

6 Tiger Woods: $615 million

7 Phil Mickelson: $480 million

8 Manny Pacquiao: $435 million

#9 Kevin Durant: $425 million

#10 Lewis Hamilton: $400 million