Dit zijn de 10 best betaalde atleten van 2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr., hugs Manny Pacquiao after defeating Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINKSI

Na hun clash in de strijd van de eeuw is het geen verrassing dat boksers Floyd Mayweather en Manny Pacquiao bovenaan de lijst van de best betaalde sporters ter wereld in 2015 staan. In deze jaarlijkse lijst van Forbes worden de 100 best verdienende sporters opgelijst.

Opmerkelijk genoeg staan er maar twee voetballers in de top 10 en ook die twee namen zijn niet verrassend, want het gaat om de supersterren van de twee grootste clubs in Spanje: Lionel Messi en Cristiano Ronaldo.



Nog opvallender is de afwezigheid van vrouwen in de lijst. Alleen tennissterren Maria Sharapova en Serena Williams hebben zich een plaatsje in de top 100 gespeeld.

1. Floyd Mayweather, bokser  – 267 miljoen euro

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts after defeating Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINKSI

2. Manny Pacquiao, bokser – 142 miljoen euro

Manny Pacquiao salutes the crowd before the start of his welterweight unification bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINKSI

3. Cristiano Ronaldo, voetballer – 71 miljoen euro

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Villarreal CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on March 1, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ DANI POZO

4. Lionel Messi, voetballer – 66 miljoen euro

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gestures during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match Athletic Club Bilbao vs FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 30, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ ANDER GILLENEA

5. Roger Federer, tennisser – 60 miljoen euro

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning his match against France's Gael Monfils during the men's fourth round of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 1, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK

6. LeBron James, basketballer – 57.5 miljoen euro

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

7. Kevin Durant, basketballer – 48 miljoen euro

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 23: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on January 23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

8. Phil Mickelson, golfer – 45 miljoen euro

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 04: Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 4, 2015 in Dublin, Ohio.   Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

9. Tiger Woods, golfer – 44.9 miljoen euro

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 07: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 18th hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 7, 2015 in Dublin, Ohio.   Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

10. Kobe Bryant, basketballer – 44 miljoen euro

Kobe Bryant of the  Los Angeles Lakers gestures on court during NBA action against the Miami Heat at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK