20 Highest Paid Athletes

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1. MANNY PACQUIAO $52 million

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Politician, actor, musician -- Manny does it all. The eight-time world champion even dabbles in chess, but boxing is what pays the big bucks, due in large part to its pay-per-view audience. Pacquiao lost both of his 2012 bouts but can find solace in the estimated $26 million he earned for each fight. He'll look to rebound against Brandon Rios in November.