Top 25 highest-paid athletes in the world

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance - Final Round

DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 02: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 2, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08: Manny Pacquiao screams in the ring before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

THE PLAYERS Championship - Preview Day 2

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: Phil Mickelson of the USA in action during a practise round for THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Divisional Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v San Franciso 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 30: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

MIAMI - JULY 09: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat greets fans as he is introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** LeBron James