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Bolt listed 73rd on Forbes' moneymaking list

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 8:10 AM
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt greets spectators during the opening ceremony of the Golden Spike athletic meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic on May 26.

The world’s fastest man, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, is ranked at number 73 on Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 highest-paid sports personalities over the past year.

The magazine says the Olympic champion and world record-holding sprinter made US$21 million.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is ranked number one with US$300 million.

Bolt, the only track athlete on the list, ranked number 45 in 2014.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao US$160m is ranked number two.

Cristiano Ronaldo, US$79.6m is the highest paid footballer standing at number three, while Argentina's Lionel Messi is ranked number four with US$73.8m.

Tennis player Roger Federer is ranked number five with US$67m.