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Zero Women on Forbes' New Highest-Paid Athletes List

Zero Women on Forbes' New Highest-Paid Athletes List
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:03 PM

Forbes released its annual list of the 100 highest-paid athletes Tuesday, but none of them are women.

The outlet referred to this year as being “an all-male affair” led by boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, who topped the list.

It's the the first time since 2010 no women have appeared on the list.

Tennis star Serena Williams was the sole woman to appear on 2017’s list, ranking 51st, but she took a hiatus for the birth of her daughter Olympia. Last year, Williams claimed the male-female athlete pay gap hit black women the hardest.

Top-of-the-heap Mayweather, 41, earned an estimated $275 million in pay and another $10 million in endorsements. Around $100 million of that was earned in a single crossover bout against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas last August.

McGregor at $99 million came in at No. 4, while soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came in second and third.

Roger Federer, the 36-year-old tennis superstar, would’ve ranked No. 1 had the list been compiled purely on endorsements. He took in an estimated $65 million last year.

Referring to the lack of women on the list, The Telegraph’s Ben Bloom tweeted:

 

Folks on social media claimed the disparity in sports-related income had nothing to do with being a misogynist.

 

A few realized women weren’t the only ones ill-represented.

 

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