Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes list of richest celebrities

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Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes List Of Richest Celebrities

If you thought all professional athletes did was make it rain, date models and drive around in fancy cars .... you'd probably be right.

Forbes just released their list of 100 top earning celebrities and it's lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Floyd Mayweather takes the top spot, bringing in an exorbitant 300 million dollars this year. And the prize fighter loves making sure everybody knows about it.

Ahead of the-fight-of-the-century with Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather actually showed off his 100M dollar check to reporters.

He made even more bank when all the cash was tallied from pay-per-view, endorsements and his promotion company.

What would you do with money like that? Spend thousands on strippers? Gamble it away? Purchase a ridiculous car? Yes, yes and yes.

Forbes' top 10 highest-paid superstars of 2015:

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Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes list of richest celebrities

10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $75.9M

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9. Taylor Swift: $80M

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8. Robert Downey Jr.: $80M

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7. James Patterson: $89M

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6. Garth Brooks: $90M 

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5. Howard Stern: $95M

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4. One Direction: $130M

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3. Katy Perry: $135M

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2. Manny Pacquiao: $160M

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1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: $300M

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Yesterday, TMZ reported Mayweather is spending 4.8-million for a souped up car that is actually a Transformer.

He regularly posts his big wins at the casino on social media - like this one where he "bet $350,000.00 and walked away with $827,272.73"

The rest of us usually just walk away with 73 cents. And there are plenty of videos floating around of the boxer making it rain in the strip club.

After Mayweather, longtime rival, Manny Pacquiao is next on Forbes' list making 160M.

The rest of the top 10 includes Katy Perry with 135M, One Direction at 130M, Howard Stern with 95M, Garth Brooks 90M, writer James Patterson at 89M, Robert Downey Jr and Taylor Swift tied at 80M, and Cristiano Ronaldo with 79.5M.
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