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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. tops sports’ richest list

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. tops sports’ richest list

BIG MONEY:Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is raking in the dough. Photo: Associated Press

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has beaten soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the top of a new sports rich list.

The undefeated 37-year-old has topped the new Forbes magazine poll to find the highest-paid athletes on the planet for the second time in three years.

Mayweather, Jr.’s $105 million fortune gives him the edge over Ronaldo ($80 million) at two and basketball superstar LeBron James at three ($72.3 million).

Soccer superstar Messi and Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant round out the top five with $60 million-plus fortunes.

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