1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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2015 Total Earnings: $300 million.

2. Manny Pacquiao

JAPAN-PHILIPPINES-FESTIVAL Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $160 million

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-BARCELONA Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $79.6 million

4. Lionel Messi

La Liga: FC Barcelona - Athletic Club Bilbao Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $73.8 million

5. Roger Federer

2016 Australian Open - Day 3 Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $67 million

6. LeBron James

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2015 Total Earnings: $64.8 million

7. Kevin Durant

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2015 Total Earnings: $54.1 million

8. Phil Mickelson

The Presidents Cup - Final Round Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $50.8 million

9. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Golf Clinic in Mexico City Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $50.6 million

10. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant promotes "NBA Hero" mobile game in Shanghai Source:Splash News

2015 Total Earnings: $49.5 million

11. Ben Roethlisberger

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $48.9 million

12. Rory McIlroy

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Day One Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $48.3 million

13. Novak Djokovic

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2015 Total Earnings: $48.2 million

14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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2015 Total Earnings: $39.1 million

15. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Source:Splash

2015 Total Earnings: $39 million

16. Ndamukong Suh

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2015 Total Earnings: $38.6 million

17. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso Attends Charity Race In Asturias Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $35.5 million

18. Gareth Bale

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2015 Total Earnings: $35 million

19. Jon Lester

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2015 Total Earnings: $34.1 million

20. Derrick Rose

New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls Source:Getty

2015 Total Earnings: $34 million

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