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Mayweather Jr. tops Forbes list of money makers

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
LeBron James LeBron James

The world's highest-paid athlete is in jail. The guy in second place just lost a title fight, and the man who held the distinction for a decade is now third.           

Forbes has released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is No. 1. Mayweather, who made $85 million for two fights last year, is currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas for domestic battery.         

Boxer Manny Pacquiao is second on the magazine's list at $62 million from earnings and endorsements. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Timothy Bradley earlier this month.        

Tiger Woods, No. 1 on the list since 2001, made $59.4 million to place third.        

LeBron James of the Miami Heat is fourth ($53 million).

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