Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the seventh most powerful celebrity in the world for 2014, according to Forbes, and second among athletes after NBA superstar LeBron James.
The American professional boxer who is currently undefeated as a professional is a five- division world champion , having won ten world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
Mayweather, the world’s highest paid athlete, is only outranked by Beyonce, James, Dr. Dre, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Jay-Z in the list.
“He is the current WBC welterweight champion, WBA (Super) super welterweight champion , WBC Super welterweight champion, and recipient of the WBC diamond super welterweight belt.
“The boxing universe revolves around Mayweather, and that was never more apparent than last year,” wrote Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen.
“He earned $105 million over the past 12 months thanks to a pair of fights against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Marcos Maidana.”
“Mayweather is the first athlete besides Tiger Woods to earn $100 million in Forbes’ annual tally of highest-paid athletes” according to the magazine and also the only boxer in the list.
“His September 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez set records for highest PPV gross ($150 million), live gate ($20 million), and total revenue of roughly ($200 million).
The Canelo fight marked the second bout in the blockbuster 30-month, six-fight deal he signed with Showtime in 2013.”