These celebrities have made more in cash in one year than most of us will ever see in our lifetime.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather
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His victory over fellow fighter Manny Pacquiao may have been called unimpressive by some – his pay check on the other hand, is another story.  Earning $300 million this year, Floyd Mayweather’s top spot on this list is primarily thanks to his May victory in the ring.  The total – the highest annual sum ever for an athlete, according to Forbes – comes as the bout set a record 4.4 million Pay-Per-View buys around the world, along with plenty of media coverage.