Manny Pacquiao is ranked among the world’s top 50 highest-paid athletes, tied for 24th with Brazilian soccer star Kaka of Real Madrid, with earnings of $25 million the past year, according to Forbes.com.
Pacquiao ranked higher than Maria Sharapova (29), Manchester United star Wayne Rooney (30), Kevin Garnett (32), Vince Carter (35), Tim Duncan (37), Chris Paul (38), Ernie Els (43), Dirk Nowitzki (45), and Pau Gasol (49).
Tiger Woods, who is winless for the last 20 months and has plummeted from No. 1 to No. 13 in the world rankings, remained the highest-paid athlete in the list with earnings of $75 million, well ahead of LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant who made $53 million.