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Boxers top Forbes highest paid celebrities list | Updated: 2015-07-01 08:47

Boxers top Forbes highest paid celebrities list

Boxers Floyd Mayweather has topped Forbes list of the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities. [File photo]

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have topped Forbes list of the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities.

This comes on the heels of their lucrative clash in Las Vegas last month.

Nicknamed "Money", Mayweather is the undisputed champion, with an estimated $300 million in earnings over the past 12 months.

Pacquiao follows him with an annual income of $160 million.

Meanwhile, singer Katy Perry's massive Prismatic World Tour helped her nab third place with $135 million. Perry is followed by British boy band One Direction with $130 million and TV and radio host Howard Stern with $95 million.

Other big names who have made to the Top Ten List include country music star Garth Brooks, pop singer Taylor Swift and actor Robert Downey Jr.

Forbes compiled its annual list of the most powerful celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, music and books by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2014 to June, 1 2015.

Management, agent and attorney fees were not deducted.


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