Forbes Highest Paid Celebrities Full List revealed!

Rank Name Earnings

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. $300 M
2. Manny Pacquiao $160 M
3. Katy Perry $135 M
4. One Direction $130 M
5. Howard Stern $95 M
6. Garth Brooks $90 M
7. James Patterson $89 M
8. Robert Downey Jr. $80 M
9. Taylor Swift $80 M
10. Cristiano Ronaldo $79.5 M
11. Rush Limbaugh $79 M
12. Ellen DeGeneres $75 M
13. Lionel Messi $74 M
14. The Eagles $73.5 M
15. Dr. Phil McGraw $70 M
16. Roger Federer $67 M
17. Calvin Harris $66 M
18. LeBron James $65 M
19. Justin Timberlake $63.5 M
20. David Copperfield $63 M
21. Sean Combs $60 M
22. Gordon Ramsay $60 M
23. Ryan Seacrest $60 M
24. Fleetwood Mac $59.5 M
25. Lady Gaga $59 M
26. Rolling Stones $57.5 M
27. Ed Sheeran $57 M
28. Jay Z $56 M
29. Beyoncé Knowles $54.5 M
30. Kevin Durant $54 M
31. Elton John $53.5 M
32. Toby Keith $53 M
33. Kim Kardashian $52.5 M
34. Jennifer Lawrence $52 M
35. Paul McCartney $51.5 M
36. Phil Mickelson $51 M
37. Tiger Woods $50.5 M
38. Jackie Chan $50 M
39. Kobe Bryant $49.5 M
40. Ben Roethlisberger $49 M
41. Rory McIlroy $48.5 M
42. Novak Djokovic $48 M
43. Vin Diesel $47 M
43. Judy Sheindlin $47 M
45. Michael Bublé $45.5 M
46. Gisele Bündchen $44 M
47. Jason Aldean $43.5 M
48. Luke Bryan $42.5 M
49. Kenny Chesney $42 M
50. Bradley Cooper $41.5 M
51. Adam Sandler $41 M
52. Tom Cruise $40 M
52. Bruno Mars $40 M
54 .Drake $39.5 M
55. Lewis Hamilton $39 M
55. Zlatan Ibrahimovic $39 M
57. Ndamukong Suh $38.5 M
58. Foo Fighters $38 M
59. Tim McGraw $38 M
60. David Guetta $37 M
61. Florida Georgia Line $36.5 M
62 .Jimmy Buffett $36 M
63. Jerry Seinfeld $36 M
64. Tiesto $36 M
65. Fernando Alonso $35.5 M
66. Scarlett Johansson $35.5 M
67. Gareth Bale $35 M
68. David Letterman $35 M
69. Jon Lester $34 M
70. Derrick Rose $34 M
71. Amitabh Bachchan $33.5 M
72. Salman Khan $33.5 M
73. Maroon 5 $33 M
74. Dr. Dre $33 M
75. Sebastian Vettel $33 M
76. Akshay Kumar $32.5 M
77. Rafael Nadal $32.5 M
78. Zac Brown Band $32 M
79 Mark Wahlberg $32 M
80. Pharrell Williams $32 M
81. Dwayne Johnson $31.5 M
82. Mahendra Singh Dhoni $31 M
83. Eminem $31 M
84. Neymar $31 M
85. Britney Spears $31 M
86. Carmelo Anthony $30.5 M
87. Johnny Depp $30 M
88. Maria Sharapova $29.5 M
89. Leonardo DiCaprio $29 M
90. Sean Hannity $29 M
91. Carson Palmer $29 M
92. Jim Parsons $29 M
93. James Rodriguez $29 M
94. Channing Tatum $29 M
95. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting $28.5 M
96. Kevin Hart $28.5 M
97. Miranda Lambert $28.5 M
98. Jennifer Lopez $28.5 M
99. Blake Shelton $28.5 M
100. Sofía Vergara $28.5 M

Source: Forbes

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BIR assures no double taxation for Manny Pacquiao!

Source: Tempo

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) assured yesterday boxing icon Manny Paquiao that his multi-billion peso earnings from his recent fight will not be taxed twice contrary to some media reports.

“The BIR wishes not to disturb the peace of mind of the boxing great after his sorry loss to undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather,” said a top revenue official who declined to be named.
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However, he said the solon’s earnings from his most recent fight must be reported to the BIR for tax compliance purposes.

He said subjecting Pacquiao’s earnings to audit does not mean there will be double taxation.

The BIR official explained there is a double taxation if his fight earnings will be taxed twice by the same taxing authority for the same purpose and for the same period.

All Pacquiao has to do, he said, is to present documents from the Internal Revenue Serive (IRS) of the United States pertaining to taxes he paid there.

After computing the tax due from his taxable income from within and outside the Philippines, the tax he paid in the US will be credited against said tax in the Philippines.

He stressed there will still be no double taxation if the BIR imposes taxes on all his earnings if he fails to present documents from the IRS indicating that he has paid his taxes there as provided for under Section 34 of the Tax Code.

A Metro Manila revenue regional director said the BIR may get minimal or no income tax at all from his fight with Mayweather because of the maximum income tax bracket of 39 percent in the US compared 30 percent income tax schedule here.

He said Pacquiao is also entitled to claim tax deductions for transportation and accommodation expenses as well as payments to coaches, trainers and other aides.

Many analysts estimated Pacquiao’s earnings from the Las Vegas fight at around $100 million or about P4 billion. (

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Mayweather: “Manny Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter.”!

Source: PhilStar.com

LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao lost the superfight but his image as a fierce fighter and living legend remained embedded in the hearts and minds of boxing fans all over the world.

Pacquiao, nursing a shoulder injury, chased history and the elusive Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 12-round unification bout but succumbed to the undefeated American fighter’s superior boxing skills and defensive wizardry and lost by unanimous decision before 16,507 fans who included some of the biggest Hollywood stars at the MGM Grand Garden.

Meanwhile, Mayweather may not have Pacquiao as opponent when he makes his farewell fight this September, with Top Rank’s Bob Arum insisting that a Mayweather-Pacquiao II is out of the question.

“Floyd says he’s gonna fight in September and we certainly won’t be ready to fight in September,” said Arum.

He assured reporters that it’s not going to happen.

“That you can go to sleep on. That’s an impossibility as far as September is concerned,” he said.

Millions of fans, boisterous and loud in past Pacquiao victories, shuffled out of public viewing centers, cinemas and eateries, disappointed over the loss of their boxing hero in the overly hyped Fight of the Century.

Still, the bitter defeat had not diminished Pacquiao’s image as the People’s Champ among the fans as the nation basked in the limelight during the run-up and tremendous hype for the megabuck fight.

“We reiterate our thanks to Manny for serving as an inspiration to every Filipino in overcoming the daily challenges in the pursuit of a better life and future,” said President Aquino.

There were no knockdowns and neither fighter appeared terribly hurt throughout the fight, with Pacquiao landing the most serious blow with a left hand in the fourth round. But the American weathered the Filipino’s onslaught and later sustained a defensive tack by moving out of reach and slipping away when pressured against the ropes, blasting away right hand leads or grappling Pacquiao with a headlock when cornered.

“Manny Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter. I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” said the 38-year-old Mayweather afterwards, as he secured his legacy by preserving his unblemished boxing record, 48-0, and moving within a win from matching Rocky Marciano’s feat.

“I think I won the fight,” said Pacquiao after the fight.

“I was never hurt. And I was very surprised with the scores. I thought I hit him more than he hit me. He never hurt me,” Pacquiao also said.

A member of The Money Team stepped out of the ring carrying three belts. Pacquiao headed to his dressing room as the former WBO welterweight champion.

“But I’m a smart fighter, I outboxed him,” he added.

Pacquiao had flashes of brilliance in the middle rounds, where he tagged a backpedalling Mayweather with a hard left and landed solid blows. But he simply spent himself pursuing the elusive American, missing hard shots that had devastated a lot of opponents in the past, enabling Mayweather to keep the initiative in the late rounds to secure the win in the richest bout in history.

Judge Dave Moretti scored the bout 118-110 for Mayweather, while Burt Clements and Glenn Feldman both saw it 116-112, for the American, who has unified the WBC (World Boxing Council), WBA (World Boxing Association) and WBO (World Boxing Organization) welterweight champion.

The STAR scored it 116-112.

To some, the fight was closer than the scores suggested. But there was no protest from the Pacquiao camp, except in saying that they thought they won it.

Pacquiao pressed his bid in the fourth and sixth rounds and a couple more of the closing rounds. But he didn’t do enough to earn the nod of the judges.

Five seconds before the final bell, Mayweather raised his glove as Pacquiao tried to chase him. Then the fight came to a close, and Pacquiao lifted his hands.

After the verdict was announced, Mayweather climbed the ring post, and was shouting something like “I beat him.”

Pacquiao did the same, facing the fans and acknowledging the cheers. The two boxing superstars hugged each other inside the ring.

“I did my best but my best wasn’t good enough,” said Pacquiao, speaking on top of the ring, during the post-fight press conference.

“I thought I won but I have to review it in my hotel to see what happened. But I’m happy,” said Pacquiao.

“I’m just the smarter fighter. I outboxed him. I’m truly blessed,” said Mayweather, who looked fresh after the fight, his face unmarked.

There was nothing to hide for Pacquiao either, except for some scratches on his face.

The first question thrown at him concerned the shoulder injury, which his trainer, Freddie Roach, said happened during training two-and-a-half weeks ago.

That should provide the answer why Pacquiao had skipped more sparring sessions in this camp that he did in many of his previous fights combined.

At one point, he did not spar for an entire week. But they kept the injury under wraps, perhaps for fear that it might jeopardize the big fight.

It was billed “top secret.”

Pacquiao said they never thought of trying to postpone the fight because of the injury. But he admitted that after he suffered the injury he was “not totally 100 percent.”

But the injury got better each day and Pacquiao found no need to inform the Nevada Athletic Commission until last night, two hours before the fight.

Pacquiao had sought medication for the injury but the commission did not let him, due to the absence of the proper evaluation of the injury.

Despite the injury, Roach said Pacquiao gave a good fight.

“I thought we pulled it out. But I asked him to throw more combinations. I thought he fought flat-footed too many times,” said the trainer.

“I thought we hurt the opponent a few times. It was a very close fight. We’d love to do it again,” said Roach.

“I’m still very proud. Manny fought well. He did pretty well. I hope you enjoyed the fight,” added the seven-time Trainer of the Year.

Well, it looks like he might not get that rematch.

Mayweather said he’d fight his last in September and it may not be against Pacquiao. Then he will leave the sport after 19 years.

Pacquiao’s family watched from ringside, from his wife, Jinkee, to his kids, siblings and parents. Before the scorecards were announced, Jinkee bowed her head in prayer.

Her prayer, and those of the entire nation, were not answered.

Not this time.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins over Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision!

Source: Interaksyon.com

Floyd Mayweather remained undefeated and became the unified welterweight champion after hurdling Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in a fight between two generational talents in what was billed as ‘The Battle for Greatness’ on Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather, now 48-0 in his career, proved his technical prowess in a unanimous decision victory over the eight-division world champion. He won 118-110 on one scorecard and 116-112 in the other two in a decisive victory.

The man they call ‘Money’ was able to use his reach and defensive ability to avoid Manny’s punching power and did enough with his own offense to win the fight. The Compubox numbers had Floyd outlanding Manny, 148-81, on total punches.

The aggressive Pacquiao showed flashes of his vaunted offense, moving forward for much of the contest. But he played into a lot of what his opponent wanted to do as Mayweather landed on counters and lead punches all night long.

Mayweather cemented his place among the pantheon of boxing greats by improving to 48-0 with a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in a fight that lived up to its immense hype and price tag.

Mayweather weathered an early assault by the Filipino southpaw and then won the later rounds to finish ahead on all three judges’ scorecards in a welterweight showdown that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all-time.

“When the history books are written, it was worth the wait,” Mayweather said in the ring after a fight that was over five years in the making.

Though Pacquiao repeatedly forced Mayweather to backpedal, the wily American blunted his opponent’s best efforts by using his renowned defensive skills while getting in several telling jabs and punches of his own.

Mayweather and Pacquiao had promised to deliver on years of hype and give fans their money’s worth and were true to their word in delivering everything but a knockout.

“Manny Pacquiao is a hell of fighter, I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” Mayweather said after an emotional embrace with Pacquiao. “I’m a smart fighter, I outboxed him.”

“We knew what we had to do. He’s a tough competitor … a very awkward fighter and I had to take my time and watch him closely.”

Mayweather is guaranteed at least a $120 million payday from the title bout that had been dubbed the “Fight of the Century” and he said in the ring that his next fight will be his last.

“My next fight in September will be my last and I will retire 49-0,” said the 38-year-old American.

The 16,800 spectators packed an MGM Grand Garden Arena that crackled with energy as the rich and famous settled into their ringside seats.

Actors Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington rubbed shoulders with sports celebrities such as Michael Jordan, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and billionaire Donald Trump.

With ringside seats commanding six-figure sums on the resale market even the very wealthy and very famous were forced to call in favors to secure a golden ticket while an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 fight fans flooded into the desert gambling capital to be part of the buzz.

“It is a good fight. I thought I won the fight. He didn’t do nothing. He always moved outside,” said Pacquiao, who dropped to 57-5-3. “I got him many times. I threw the punches and I thought I won the fight.”

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Must Watch: Manny Pacquiao’s MV “Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino”!

Check out the music video of Manny Pacquiao’s latest single “Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino.” The song was composed and written by Lito Camo and performed by the People’s Champ himself.

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The music video was produced by GMA Network in line with Pacman’s bout against Mayweather this Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Watch the video below:

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Manny Pacquiao is on the cover of Men’s Health 10th Anniversary issue!

Manny Pacquiao is on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine’s 10th Anniversary issue tis May 2015!

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The magazine also released thrier Heroes of Health and Fitness list and Pacman no less is in the lead.

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Manny Pacquiao to skip the “grand arrival ceremony at the MGM”!

Source: PhilStar.com

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever.

Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and will have his after fight party at yet another hotel, the Wynn.

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Promoter Bob Arum — who has been embroiled in a dispute with the hotel over tickets — said Pacquiao will only go to the MGM for the final pre-fight press conference, the weigh-in and the fight itself.

“We’re not gonna stay there any more than we have to, because we know the way they’ve been acting we’re not welcome,” Arum said.

Pacquiao will head to Las Vegas on Monday after a final four-round sparring session at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood, driving to the fight capital in a car alongside a bus carrying his supporters. He will stay at the Delano at Mandalay Bay, where he almost always stays for his fights.

What’s different this time is that Pacquiao won’t appear at the Tuesday ceremony in the lobby of the MGM Grand, where thousands of fans would be expected to be on hand to cheer on both fighters. The fighters also generally do interviews with a group of writers after their arrival.

“We told them we’re coming in Monday night and we’re going to the Mandalay Bay and we’re not doing a grand arrival at the MGM,” Arum said. “We’ll have the press come over to Mandalay Bay and do an interview with Manny there.”

The MGM Grand Garden is where Pacquiao has won his biggest fights, including bouts against Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Ricky Hatton. This will be his 12th fight at the hotel, which for the last two decades has hosted most of the biggest fights in Las Vegas.

But Arum feuded with MGM executives at Pacquiao’s last fight at the MGM, against Timothy Bradley last April, when the hotel featured a huge picture of Mayweather on its facade advertising his next fight. Pacquiao went to Macau for his last fight, a decision win over Chris Algieri that drew a packed house at the Venetian arena there.

The feud escalated in recent weeks as Arum believed MGM executives were conspiring with Mayweather’s camp to give Mayweather more tickets to the fight than allowed under contract. Those ticket rights are worth millions of dollars even at list prices, with the house scaled to some $72 million.

The dispute was finally resolved this week and about 500 tickets went on sale to the public Thursday. They were quickly snatched up, and tickets on the secondary ticket market were being listed at 3-4 times face value for the cheapest $1,500 nosebleed seats to more than $100,000 for the $10,000 ringside floor seats.

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Sylvester Stallone rooting for Manny Pacquiao!

Source: Inquirer.net

HOLLYWOOD—After going against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao in his fight with an American boxer in November last year, Sylvester Stallone has learned his lesson and is now rooting for the Filipino boxing icon.

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Best remembered for his mega-hit “Rocky” series, Stallone visited Pacquiao during his training at Wild Card Gym on Saturday afternoon (Sunday in Manila).

Still fit and sprightly at 68 years old, Stallone was accorded the privilege of watching Pacquiao spar for 12 rounds against two partners. He left convinced that Pacquiao deserved his support.

Pacquiao has been tagged the underdog in his much-awaited collision with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Though he liked Pacquiao as a ring warrior, Stallone threw his support behind the unheralded Chris Algieri in their showdown in Macau last year.

As it turned out, however, Algieri proved to be no match for Pacquiao, who sent the New Yorker down to the canvas six times en route to a lopsided unanimous decision.

On his way out of the Wild Card parking lot, Stallone, driving his Mercedes Benz, stopped briefly, rolled down the car windows, and obliged for a quick chat with Philippine journalists.

Asked about how Pacquiao fared (in sparring), Stallone replied: “He’s the best, he’s the best.”

On whether Pacquiao could beat Mayweather, Stallone muttered, “Of course, of course.”

Then Stallone, also noted for his “Rambo” series, stepped on the gas and left.

Stallone thus joined the celebrities who have paid Pacquiao a visit in the course of his preparation for the fight with Mayweather.

Actors Mark Wahlberg, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, NBA great Karl Malone and UFC superstar Ronda Rousey earlier paid homage to Pacquiao.

 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. on not trash-talking Pacquiao: “I’m in a position now I don’t have to do that.”!

Source: Inquirer.net

Throughout his career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. not only threw his punches but he also ran his mouth.

Mayweather’s opponents were on the receiving end of his power punches and boxing’s best pieces of trash-talk.

Surprisingly, however, Mayweather was too quiet leading up to his welterweight unification fight against eight-division World Champion Manny Pacquiao.

In a report fro MLive.com, boxing’s greatest trash-talker said that all of his verbal abuse were “absolutely” for self-promotion.

“I’ve always thought that,” Mayweather said. “At first, it was like, one way or another, by communication or by my boxing skills, you will watch me, you will see me, I will be seen. But I’m in a position now I don’t have to do that.”

Mayweather going all quiet for a fight is a whole new Mayweather.

For his 2006 fight against Zab Judah, Mayweather said that his opponent has lost focus and was “worried because he’s not getting any money” because of tax issues.

Before fighting Oscar De La Hoya in 2007, Mayweather gave the Golden Boy a platinum-level trash-talking and even stole his opponent’s food and luggage.

For his May 2 fight against Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather is a whole different man.

He even asked his father, Floyd Sr., to tone down the trash-talk against Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach.

“It was a lot to make this fight happen,” he said. “In the past, everyone was saying it was Floyd (who was blocking the Pacquiao fight). And my thing was this, if I didn’t have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all.

“That’s no different than in the past, like I look back at certain things, ‘Damn why did I do that?’ Like, you’re older, you’re wiser, and my focus should only be the fighters that I’m facing. Those are the only people I should have a problem with or a beef with, not anyone else.”

 

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The Pacquiao – Mayweather Clash at MGM’s $10,000 tickets won’t be available to the public!

Source: Manila Bulletin

Even Manny Pacquiao himself is astounded by the skyrocketing prices of tickets for his May 2 clash with Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In an interview with ABS-CBN on Monday (Tuesday in the Philippines), Pacquiao expressed surprise that the costliest $10,000 ringside (floor seat) is being peddled for more than $87,000 in the black market.

Tickets will be made available to the public this weekend but only a limited number will be up for sale since the lion’s share has already been allocated to the major players of the event.

The $10,000 tickets won’t be available to the public. Only those priced at $7,500, $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500 will be sold.

A DIFFERENT FLOYD

Southpaw DeMarcus Corley, who once fought Floyd Mayweather and who is now one of his sparring partners, tells Dontae’s Boxing Nation that the undefeated US fighter has shown more focus as he prepares for Manny Pacquiao.

“This is a different Floyd,” said Corley, who lost a decision to Mayweather in 2004.

While this is his first time inside Mayweather’s camp, Corley said the 38-year-old Michigan native “is totally different from what he used to be in the gym.”

“He comes in, no pictures, no autographs, no talking. It’s time to go to work,” added Corley.

PACQUIAO MOVIE

The early years of Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career has been made into a movie.

Titlted “Kid Kulafu”, the flick is being directed by Paul Soriano and a press conference is set early Monday evening (April 6) at the Dolphy Theatre of ABS-CBN.

Before coming to Manila to seek greener pastures, Pacquiao fought in the amateur ranks mostly in General Santos City under the care of businessman Rey Golingan.

When Pacquiao came to Manila, he wound up fighting under the pro stable of the late Malabon construction magnate Polding Correa.

PACQUIAO’S KIDS MEET NBA STAR

Manny Pacquiao’s children got a chance to meet Steph Curry after the Golden State Warriors star led his team to a 110-106 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.

Pacquiao posted an Instagram photo showing sons Jimuel and Michael being flanked by Curry, saying: “Thank you Stephen Curry for meeting my sons Jimuel and Michael tonight at the game. God bless!”

It is unknown if the elder Pacquiao was also in attendance.

Curry said in a recent interview that he is a huge Pacquiao fan, and even gave the ring icon an autographed Warriors jersey.

The NBA also played a role in making the May 2 super fight a reality when Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather met for the first time at the Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game in South Florida.

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