Mayweather, Pacquiao are highest-paid celebrities, ahead of musicians and actors

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (left) lands a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao in the 11th round during their welterweight WBO, WBC and WBA title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 2, 2015.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (left) lands a left to the face of Manny Pacquiao in the 11th round during their welterweight WBO, WBC and WBA title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 2, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao topped Forbes' list of the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities on Monday, on the heels of their lucrative clash in Las Vegas last month.

With an estimated US$300 million (S$400 million) in earnings over the past 12 months, Mayweather was the undisputed champion.

Pacquiao was second, making US$160 million over the past 12 months.

Singer Katy Perry's massive Prismatic World Tour helped her nab third place with US$135 million, followed by British boyband One Direction with US$130 million and TV and radio host Howard Stern with US$95 million.

Musicians and athletes dominated the top 10 spots which included only two women.

Country music star Garth Brooks was No. 6 with US$90 million while pop singer Taylor Swift tied for No. 8 with actor Robert Downey Jr with US$80 million.

Forbes compiled its annual list of the most powerful celebrities from the worlds of sports, television, music and books by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2014 to June, 1 2015. Management, agent and attorney fees were not deducted.