The Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao grabs the first spot in the list of highest paid athletes. His earnings from 2011 May to 2012 May has been $67 million. Next up is 36-year-old golfer Tiger woods whose earning for the same period has been $58 million.
$53 million is the earning of NBA basketball player LeBron James who is the 3rd best paid athlete of this year. The Swiss national Roger Federer of tennis fame is 4th in this list with total earnings of $52 million. Football players Peyton Manning and Christiano Ronaldo tied for the 8th position and earned $42 million each.
Tennis star Serena Williams earned the 17th spot with her earnings of $13 million.