Thursday, June 18, 2009

Manny Pacquiao is No. 6 from the list of Forbes' Highest Paid Athletes of the World

Manny Pacquiao is one of the Forbes’ highest-paid athletes. He is at no. 6 from the list for earning $40 million in the past 12 months. He is the highest ranked newcomer joining sports icons like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and David Beckham.

Pacquiao tied with the NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson who also raked in $40 million last year.

People’s Champ also debuted in the recent “Forbes Celebrity 100” list topped by Angelina Jolie. The list named the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world.

He is also debuted in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” this year after receiving more than 20 million online votes. He was ranked 22nd in the list even though he received the most number of votes.