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    Fight of Century propels Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao to top of Forbes list of highest paid celebrities

    Jun 30, 2015

    FLOYD Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao emerged as the top two highest paid celebrities of 2015, according to Forbes.

    Mayweather head the list after earning at least $300 million in 2015, most of which came from the ‘Fight of the Century’ bout against Pacquiao last month.

    Pacquiao came in second with $160 million in earnings.

    [See Underwhelming Pacquiao-Mayweather fight shatters record with 4.4 million pay-per-view buys]

    Katy Perry ($135 million) came in third among the celebrities followed by One Direction ($130 million), and Howard Stern ($95 million).

    Garth Brooks ($90 million) came in at sixth followed by James Patterson ($89 million), Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million), and Taylor Swift ($80 million).

    Football player Cristiano Ronaldo, the only other athlete in the Top 10, earned $79.5 million.

    [See Pacquiao reveals shoulder injury he suffered in training flared up starting in third round]

     

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