Highest Paid Athlete of the Past 10 Years 2015 List Revealed.

November 16, 2015
Highest Paid Athlete of the Past 10 Years 2015 List Revealed. www.musiccreedlive.com
A lot of doors open up for you when you reach the pinnacle of your career field. This is especially true for world class athletes. These athletes make hundreds of millions of dollars for playing a game they grew up loving. Almost every one of them sign big money endorsement deals as well... Unless you're Floyd Mayweather. He broke the mold and does everything himself.
From promoting his fights, to building The Money Team brand, Floyd took his career into his own hands. As they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat, so there are some men that don't follow the path set, they create there own. Only one athlete has topped Floyd on Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes of the last 10 years. Can you guess who it was? Here are the top 10...
10. Lionel Messi
Messi hails from Argentina and is considered one of, if not the, greatest soccer player on the planet. He's made $350 million!
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese soccer player and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has raked in $407 Million.
8. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has made $432 Million in the sport of boxing, with a major chunk coming from his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
7. David Beckham
Beckham is the highest paid soccer player on the list, bringing in $441 million over the last 10 years. There's a lot of money to be made on the pitch!
6. Roger Federer
Feds is one of the greatest tennis players to ever grace the courts, and he has the hardware to prove it. He's also brought in $455 million.
5. Phil Mickelson
Lefty has been swinging the clubs for a long time, and he's still one of the greatest golfers in the game today. He makes this list with $468 million.
4. LeBron James
King James may just be the greatest basketball player on the planet, but he's the second highest earner in the NBA in the past 10 years with $472 million.
3. Kobe Bryant
The Black Mamba comes in a solid 3rd on this list with $475, and he's the highest paid player in the NBA. His legacy is all about those rings, though!
2. Floyd Mayweather
The champ has been the highest paid athlete 3 of the past 4 years. He comes in second on this list with an astounding $660 million. He isn't called "Money" for nothing!
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger, Tiger Woods y'all! The only man that could top the champ. Tiger hasn't been the golfer he once was lately, but he still tops this list with $845 million earned over the last 10 years!
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