We knew Floyd Mayweather made a lot of money in his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, but it turns out that payday helped him make the man who's been the world's highest-paid athlete for 12 of the years since 2001 look like he belongs in coach: As Forbes reports, by the time everything is said and done Mayweather pocketed about $240 million from the Pacquiao fight for a total of $285 million for two fights in the past year. Toss in $15 million in endorsement deals and Mayweather had a record-shattering $300 million year.
Tiger Woods, the previous record holder, had his best year in 2008, when he pulled down $115 million ($125 million, adjusted for inflation, Forbes notes). Even Pacquiao, ostensibly the loser, came away with a staggering $125 million from the fight. (Pacquiao, meanwhile, is getting sued by "cheated" fans.)