ESPN The Magazine released its Money Issue this week and, with it, revealed the highest-paid athletes in the world. Atop the list is boxer Manny Pacquiao, whose $52 million earned in 2012 outpaced second-place soccer sensation Lionel Messi by $6 million. But forget dollars. How do the top 15 stack up in terms of performance? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
Highest paid athletes
Rank: 1. Sport: Boxing. Earnings: $52 million.
Rank: 2. Sport: Soccer. Earnings: $46 million.
Rank: 3. Sport: Football. Earnings: $40 million.
Rank: 4. Sport: Formula 1. Earnings: $38,508,000.
Rank: 5. Sport: Soccer. Earnings: $32,731,800.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Rank: 6. Sport: Boxing. Earnings: $32 million.
Rank: 7. Sport: Baseball. Earnings: $29 million.
Rank: 8. Sport: Basketball. Earnings: $27,849,149.
Rank: 9. Sport: Soccer. Earning: $26,024,700.
Rank: 10. Sport: Football. Earnings: $25,160,000.
Rank: T-11. Sport: Baseball. Earnings: $25 million.
Rank: T-11. Sport: Football. Earnings: $25 million.
Rank: 13. Sport: Baseball. Earnings: $24,644,708.
Rank: 14. Sport: Football. Earnings: $24,285,000.
Rank: 15. Sport: Baseball. Earnings: $23,125,000
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