Forbes has released its annual list of the highest paid athletes in the world and for the first time in few years, renowned boxer Floyd Maywather did not make the list.
The undefeated boxer was relatively quiet in the year under review which plausibly explains why he was not nowhere to be found as far as the annual compilation is concerned.
His place at the top was taken by ace Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi, who together with great rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. formed the top three highest paid athletes in the world. Messi earned a whopping $127m in income in the year under review, finishing ahead of Ronaldo on $109m and Neymar on $105m.
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