According to Forbes, Mayweather’s career earnings before fight with UFC champ Conor McGregor totaled approximately $700 million. Some insiders are estimating that Mayweather will earn over $300 million for his 10-round TKO of McGregor.
That would launch Mayweather over $1 billion for career earnings, a mark reached only by two other elite, iconic athletes: Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Each has earned about $1.5 billion over the course of their careers from sponsorships, winnings, salaries, and the like.
In Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington receive all the attention but they are not necessarily receiving the biggest paychecks. Check out the Forbes list of Entertainment’s Highest Paid Men. Only two of the men on the list are actors and one of those actors earns most of his money as a writer/director/producer. Checkout the full list after the jump.
Perrry makes big money from his TV shows (Meet the Browns and House of Payne) as well as his movies. He’ll take on the role of detective Alex Cross in a big screen adaptation of the James Patterson books.
Tiger Woods is still the highest-paid athlete in the world–and it isn’t even a close call. Woods earned $75 million over the past 12 months, easily outdistancing second-ranked Kobe Bryant, who made $53 million.
Woods can thank two long-term sponsors for his hefty income. Nike signed Woods to a five-year, $40 million deal when he turned pro in 1998. Electronic Arts released its first “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” videogame in 1998.
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1. Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, owner of OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
estimated earnings: $315 million
2. Tyler Perry, director/producer
estimated earnings: $125 million
3. Tiger Woods, pro golfer
estimated earnings: $105 million
4. Beyonce’, singer, actress, entertainer
estimated earnings: $87 million
-story via NY Daily News
Tiger Woods wife Elin Nordegren is trying to club an eye-popping $750 million out of Tiger in their divorce negotiations, according to reports Friday.
Woods hasn’t agreed yet, but if he does he wants total silence from his soon-to-be ex about the collapse of their marriage – forever, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nordegren has so far said no to signing a lifetime “confidentiality clause” that would prevent her from writing a book or doing any interviews about the split.
She reportedly also wants full custody of their two kids even though it was first thought the couple were going to agree to joint custody.
Sources said the divorce negotiations “have turned extremely testy” and the couple no longer talk to each other.
Nordegren has spent a lot of time away from Woods in recent months. She went to Arizona alone for nearly a week recently and took the kids to Sweden while Woods played golf.
GWOP Magazine Staff has created our 2k10 list of the Top 5 GWOP-a-Holic Athletes to date as well as the businesses and brands they have created in order to get their GWOP. Full story after the Jump.
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