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    Forbes list has place for Mayweather and Garoppolo, but not Brady and Gronkowski

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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    Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Conor McGregor helped turn their August 2017 fight into a money-making machine.

    Tom Brady’s not on the list. Neither is Rob Gronkowski nor any member of the Bruins.

    But there’s Nate Solder at No. 92, and Jimmy Garoppolo’s at No. 28 — one spot ahead of Kyrie Irving.

    The list is the annual one put together by Forbes magazine listing the world’s top-paid athletes.


    This is the place where Floyd Mayweather Jr. proves he’s the champ at making money.

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    Forbes magazine reported Tuesday that the boxer is again the world’s highest-paid athlete for the fourth time in seven years. His estimated earnings, including endorsements, for 2017 were $285 million. That stems largely from his bout last August with UFC’s Conor McGregor, who is at No. 4 on this year’s ranking ($99 million).

    Mayweather overtook soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who held the money crown the previous two years.

    Soccer players held three of the top five spots on the list.

    Lionel Messi was No. 2 at $111 million, followed by Ronaldo at $108 million, McGregor at $99 million, and Neymar at $90 million.


    Completing the top 10 were basketball’s LeBron James ($85.5m), tennis’s Roger Federer ($77.2m), basketball’s Stephen Curry ($76.9m), and NFL quarterbacks Matt Ryan ($67.3m) and Matthew Stafford ($59.5m).

    Forbes said 40 basketball players were among the top 100 thanks to a ‘‘soaring salary cap triggered by the NBA’s $24 billion TV contract.’’

    The top 100 featured athletes from 22 countries — with 66 Americans — but not one female for the first time since 2010.

    There were four Boston-based athletes on the list, led by Irving at $36.1 million. Not far behind were Gordon Hayward (No. 46, $30.8m), David Price (No. 47, $29.8m), and Al Horford (No. 51, $29.8m).

    A pair of ex-Patriots also made the cut, with Garoppolo at No. 28 ($36.2m) and Nate Solder at No. 92 ($23.2).

    Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. John Vitti can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GlobeVitti.