According to Forbes, the lack of women on the list has a lot to do with the growing popularity of team sports and related licensing deals as opposed to individual sports, such as golf and tennis, where women having typically earned more endorsements.
Barcelona's Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi took second place with $ 111 million in revenue. Incredibly, Mayweather, who sports a 50-0 professional boxing record, earned the incredible payday from a single fight: the August 26, 2017 defeat of UFC star Conor McGregor. Well Mayweather, Ronaldo and Tiger Woods are the only three athletes to top the best-paid list over the past 18 years.
The latest list features athletes from 11 different sports, with basketball leading the way with 40 contenders. "You all are true champions".
Tyson Fury starts his comeback with farcical win over Sefer Seferi
Fury played to the crowd in the first round and looked a bit embarrassed when Seferi tried to rough up the former champion. His next fight is likely to be on the undercard though as Carl Frampton headlines in his home town.
Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open title
Key in that regard was his backhand, which consistently flustered Thiem , who didn't have the same bag of tricks at his disposal. Rafael Nadal , the 10-time champion only stands in the Austrian's path of winning a major in his first ever slam final.
US Military Holds Off on Release of American Held as Enemy Combatant
District Judge Tanya Chutkan asked both sides for more information before ruling and set a hearing for June 20. He was also listed as a "fighter" in an internal Islamic State document, the document said.
The Notorious is now placed fourth with $99 million. The 100 men earned a cumulative $3.8 billion over the last 12 months. "The Notorious" was No. 24 on last year's list, earning $34 million.
Though Mayweather is the only American in the top five, USA athletes take four out of the next five spots on the list-LeBron James ($85.5m), Stephen Curry ($76.9m), Matt Ryan ($67.3m) and Matthew Stafford ($59.5m)-with Roger Federer ($77.2m) being the only non-American to rank in the second five. He also earned the second-most money from endorsements, at $52 million. The champ definitely knows how to make money and his earrings for 2017 surpassed soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lewis Hamilton led the auto racing field at $51 million.
Jordan Spieth sat right behind him in 23rd ($41.2 million), with Rory McIlroy lying at 27th ($37.7 million).