Back before Tiger Woods' crazy porn star-filled scandal, it was kind of a given that he was one of the highest paid athletes ... well, ever. Now that he's lost some endorsements and hasn't won many major tournaments recently, the title was up for grabs. I thought it could have gone to a football player, or an NBA player, but nope, the title goes to: Floyd Mayweather.
Poor Floyd can't even celebrate his new title, as he's currently sitting in jail. The 35-year-old is serving a three-month sentence after pleading guilty to reduced domestic battery charges after allegedly attacking his former girlfriend while two of their children watched.
Still, the controversial fighter made $85 million in income this year from his two fights Victor Ortiz ($40 million) and Miguel Cotto ($45 million). Holy moly!
Honestly, call me naive, but I had no idea this much money went into boxing.