Rory McIlroy is up to number 12 on the latest Forbes list of the World's Highest Paid Athletes.

Tiger Woods comes in at number 9 despite only earning $0.6 million and Phil Mickelson pips him at number 8 for the first time I can remember.

Not surprisingly Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao top the list.  Golf, basketball and soccer each have three representatives in the top-15.

Rank
Name
Pay
Salary/Winnings
Endorsements
Sport
#1
Floyd Mayweather
$300 M
$285 M
$15 M
Boxing
#2
Manny Pacquiao
$160 M
$148 M
$12 M
Boxing
#3
Cristiano Ronaldo
$79.6 M
$52.6 M
$27 M
Soccer
#4
Lionel Messi
$73.8 M
$51.8 M
$22 M
Soccer
#5
Roger Federer
$67 M
$9 M
$58 M
Tennis
#6
LeBron James
$64.8 M
$20.8 M
$44 M
Basketball
#7
Kevin Durant
$54.1 M
$19.1 M
$35 M
Basketball
#8
Phil Mickelson
$50.8 M
$2.8 M
$48 M
Golf
#9
Tiger Woods
$50.6 M
$0.6 M
$50 M
Golf
#10
Kobe Bryant
$49.5 M
$23.5 M
$26 M
Basketball
#11
Ben Roethlisberger
$48.9 M
$46.4 M
$2.5 M
Football
#12
Rory McIlroy
$48.3 M
$16.3 M
$32 M
Golf
#13
Novak Djokovic
$48.2 M
$17.2 M
$31 M
Tennis
#14
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
$39.1 M
$33.1 M
$6 M
Soccer
#15
Lewis Hamilton
$39 M
$36 M
$3 M
Racing



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