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Mayweather, Pacquiao Top Highest Paid Celebs List

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, who traded punches in the boxing ring for less than an hour on pay-per-view last month, topped Forbes Magazine's list of the highest paid celebrities for 2015.

Mayweather finished first on the list, earning a whopping $300 million over the last  2 months – most of it derived from his May 2, majority decision win over Pacquiao in the most lucrative pay-per-view boxing match ever. Pacquiao for his part finished second on the list with $160 million, according to Forbes.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight generated more than $400 million in PPV revenue from more than 4.4 million PPV buys.

Other celebrities making the Top 10 list include Katie Perry, One Direction, Howard Stern, Garth Brooks, James Patterson, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Forbes. 

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