How much Money they made? Mayweather, Pacquiao, Katy Perry, The Eagles, Howard Stern, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rush Limbaugh, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks & more in the Top 15
How much Money they made? Mayweather, Pacquiao, Katy Perry, The Eagles, Howard Stern, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rush Limbaugh, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks & more in the Top 15 By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (June 29, 2015) TweetFollow @DoghouseBoxing
Forbes has come out with their list of top earning celebs and the top spots go to Floyd Mayweather Jr. (first place) and Manny Pacquiao (second place). So call it what you want, but obviously boxing can still bring in the big bucks and if you read further, you'll see the top 15 of the biggest money makers out there!
Mayweather earned the top spot this year by earning $300 million, while Pacquiao came in second on Forbes' list with $160 million.
3rd place went to music pop star, Katy Perry for bringing in $135 million.
4th on the list was the boy band "One Direction" who pulled in $130 million. Perhaps not a fair representation, since unlike Mayweather, Pacquiao and Perry, "One Direction" is made up of 4 band members (not single like the names mentioned before.) So they might be going in one direction (pun intended), you got to figure that $130 million is split between 4 members (not just one).
5th on the list is radio host and funny man, Howard Stern. He made $95 million.
6th spot goes to Garth Brooks! Remember him? Yeah, he is alive and kicking well, earning $90 million.
James Patterson made $89 million to secure the 7th spot.
8th place went to actor, Robert Downey Jr. who earned $80 million.
Pop star Taylor Swift made the top ten in at 9. She earned $80 million. (Not bad, but a long way off the heels of Katy Perry.)
10th place went to soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo. He pulled in $79.5 million. (Too bad he needs to play a lot of games for that money... whereas Mayweather and Pacquiao made their fortunes from one single fight: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. But at $79.5 to play a game... there is no shame for Ronaldo, just mega riches!)
11th place went to Rush Limbaugh who earned $79 million.
12th place went to Ellen DeGeneres for earning $75 million.
13th spot taken by Lionel Messi (soccer) who earned $74.
14th place goes to the legendary rock band, "The Eagles". These legends pulled in $73.5 million.
15th place went to Dr. Phil McGraw who earned $70 million.
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