25 highest-paid athletes in the world: Boxing's Floyd Mayweather is 'Money' with $73.5M guaranteed for two fights in 2013

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That does not include sponsorships or endorsements, so you can bet that number easily sails past the $100M mark.

BREAKING NEWS!

Just kidding, we already knew Floyd Mayweather Jr. was filthy rich. But just how rich? Well, consider that "Money" earned almost double what the highest-paid quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), Aaron Rodgers, made in 2013 and the undefeated pugilist only had to work for about an hour.

Signing this blockbuster deal with Showtime had a hand in that.

Mayweather banked $73.5 million for decision wins over Robert Guerrero and Saul Alvarez in 2013, according to the list of 25 highest-paid athletes, released earlier today by ESPN.

That doesn't include his sponsorship or endorsement deals, so the final tally could be double that figure, if not more. Number two and three, in case you were wondering, were Ronaldo Cristiano and Lionel Messi, who each banked about $50 million apiece for playing soccer in La Liga.

Anyone else feeling depressed?

Mayweather will return to the "sweet science" against Marcos Maidana on May 3, 2014, inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (details), with the WBC and The Ring welterweight titles on the line, as well as the WBA welterweight strap.

Along with a few pallets of cash.

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