Forbes 15 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2015

Forbes recently released it’s list of top 100 highest celebrities and you will be surprised to learn the top 15. Even the Kimye’s do not make the cut as Kim Kardashian appeared on number 33 with husband Kanye not making it to the list. Surprisingly songstress Katy Perry comes in at 3rd place in the list.

Celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonce come closely at number 28 and 29 respectively with Jay at $56m and Bey at $54.5 million.

Check out the full list below

1. Floyd Mayweather: $300 million
2. Manny Pacquiao: $160 million
3. Katy Perry: $135 million
4. One Direction: $130 million
5. Howard Stern: $95 million
6. Garth Brooks: $90 million
7. James Patterson: $89 million
8. Robert Downey Jr.: $80 million
9. Taylor Swift: $80 million
10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $79.5 million
11. Rush Limbaugh: $79 million
12. Ellen DeGeneres: $75 million
13. Lionel Messi: $74 million
14. The Eagles: $73.5 million
15. Dr. Phil McGraw: $70 million

Meet the Kenyan Man Who Helped Train Floyd Mayweather

Last week the whole world was abuzz with hype around the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight which the American won at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Most Kenyans keenly followed events leading to the fight and the fight itself but unknown to them, a Kenyan had a key role to play in Mayweather’s preparation for the biggest fight in recent history of boxing.

The Kenyan named Douglas Okola aka Al Capone is one of Mayweather’s sparring partners.

The former conductor on Nairobi’s number 23 matatus was spotted by Floyd’s team while in Russia for a boxing fight.

Douglas is also a boxer and has a 24-8 record meaning he has won 75% of his bouts.

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Mayweather VS Pacquiao in Photos

Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision in the biggest fight of the century. According to Business Insyder Mayweather, used his signature defense to neutralize Pacquiao’s typically aggressive, unorthodox style, eluded Pacquiao by dodging his punches and moving around the ring.

Pacquiao said afterward, “I thought I won the fight,” adding, “He didn’t do nothing.” Did you miss the fight. Here are some photos

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Mayweather Beats Pacquiao In The Fight of The Century

Floyd Mayweather is the man of the biggest fight of the century after beating Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision in the world welterweight title in Las Vegas. Mayweather stays unbeaten at 48-0 with 26 knockouts. Pacquiao is 57-6-2 with 38 knockouts. Floyd Mayweather won the World Boxing Organization’s(WBO) title and retained the World Boxing Association ( WBA)and World Boxing Council belts.

Here is the scorecard

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Floyd Mayweather had this to say about his win, “First off, I want to thank God. I want to think all the fans around the world. This was a hell of a fight. I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao, now I see why he is one of the guys at the pinacle of boxing. I am truly blessed. Manny Pacquaio is truly blessed. I am a calculating fighter. He is a tough competitor. I had to take my time with him. My last fight is in September.”

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Manny Pacquiao speaking just after the loss, “It was a good fight. I got him many times. I saw the punches. I thought I won the fight. He is moving around, it is not easy to throw a lot of punches. I can handle his power. He is not strong like some others. He’s not bigger than me, the size doesn’t matter, I have fought bigger guys.”

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Manny vs Mayweather, Maina Kageni Predicts

Boxing fans worldwide are anxiously waiting for what has been termed as the biggest boxing match of the year scheduled for Saturday May 2nd between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

Classic 105 presenters are also vouching for their favourite of the two. Maina Kageni will be supporting Manny Pacquiao in the Saturday fight while his co-host Mwalimu King’ang’i is rooting Mayweather.

Maina Kageni will not be making any bets for the super match as he is still not over his sh10,000 loss to Kiss100 presenter Shaffie Weru after his team Manchester lost to Chelsea.

Tina Kaggia is also rooting for team Manny and even went as far as posting on her Facebook page.
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Will it be Mayweather or Manny?

TV exec made Mayweather-Pacquiao bout possible

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday in a fight many thought would never happen — but which came together thanks to the determination of US entertainment power player Leslie Moonves.

After years of false starts and finger-pointing, the twisting road to the spectacle set to shatter all boxing records for viewership and revenue wound through many locales, from the exclusive reaches of Beverly Hills to NBA courtside seats in Miami.

According to Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum, Moonves — the chief executive of CBS Corporation — kept the train on the rails.

“It started when Les Moonves came to my house,” said Arum, the founder of Top Rank Promotions.

“He visited me on a couple of occasions to tell me that he wanted to make this fight happen.”

A fight between two of the most talented fighters of their generation — unbeaten American Mayweather and Filipino icon Pacquiao — seemed a no-brainer.

But despite the clamor of fans worldwide and the potential financial bonanza, contractual obstacles and personality conflicts long prevented the match-up from becoming a reality. Talks for a 2010 clash between the two foundered amid acrimony.

Fingers were pointed as to which fighter might be ducking the other as the parties squabbled over various issues — the last unresolvable difference a mutually acceptable pre-fight drug-testing protocol.

In the intervening years, the chances of scheduling the fight didn’t seem to improve.

At least back then, both fighters had a loose deal with telecaster HBO, but in 2013, Mayweather inked a six-fight, 30-month deal worth more than $200 million with Showtime — meaning the two fighters were now contracted to rival networks.

Arum has denied that lingering animosity between himself and Mayweather — who bought himself out of a Top Rank contract and now fights under the banner of his own Mayweather Promotions — played a role.

“I have no animosity with Floyd Mayweather,” Arum says. “Floyd has always remained a good friend. I have nothing whatsoever bad to say about Floyd as a person.”

Nevertheless, the two have often traded barbs in the media, and in 2013, Mayweather declared he would never work with Arum.

Between Pacquiao and Mayweather themselves, the scars of prior disputes remained, even after a 2012 out-of-court settlement put to rest Pacquiao’s lawsuit over Mayweather’s accusation that he doped on his way to his unprecedented eight world titles in eight weight divisions.

Despite the occasional Twitter tease, the needle didn’t seem to be moving until Moonves stepped in through the back door — introduced to Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach last October by a waiter at a Hollywood restaurant.

Moonves, whose CBS is the parent company of cable outlet Showtime, was leery but approached Arum.

“He wanted me to go to Manny and discuss with him the purse that would be acceptable,” Arum recalled.

“We had frequent dialogue. I felt confident that it was going to happen because Moonves would do whatever he could to make it happen.”

Moonves remained a go-between in the tortuous talks as one by one the hurdles were overcome.

“Both sides realized how important this fight would be,” Moonves told the Los Angeles Times. “There was a real desire on everyone’s part to get this done.”

Even the elements played a part — in January, winter storms stranded Pacquiao in Miami, where he had judged a beauty pageant.

The rabid basketball fan decided to take in a Miami Heat game, and came face to face with Mayweather at courtside.

The two agreed to a private meeting that Arum said was key to the deal.

“It wasn’t until the basketball game in Miami where Manny was convinced that Floyd wanted the fight,” he said.

In Miami, Pacquiao recalled, he let Mayweather know he would agree that the American was the “A” side and Pacquiao the “B”.

– Tensions linger –

As social media hummed with rumors, details were hammered out. Showtime and HBO came to terms on a joint production and re-broadcast rights.

But even the February 20 announcement of the fight didn’t put an end to all tensions.

The usual pre-fight trash talking from training camp was accompanied by more serious issues — the most threatening a dispute over precious ticket allocations to host venue the MGM Grand, Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions that was finally resolved less than a fortnight before the fight.

Pacquiao, whose concessions have included taking the lesser part of a 60-40 purse split, thinks it’s worth it.

“This fight is very important to me and in boxing history,” he said. “We don’t want to leave a question mark in the mind of boxing fans.”

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Mayweather vs Pacquiao tickets sold out in 1 minute

The much awaited and dubbed the most expensive boxing match in  history  between Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao had their ticket sold out in one minute after they were put on public sale online via ticket masters.com.

All the tickets were sold out including the ones going for  $7,500 approximately 700k !

Several people who tried to purchase the tickets  say they got the “No Tickets Left” graphic less than 20 seconds after it started.

So, if you want to be at the fight, you have to go to the secondary market … where seats are going for up to $80,000.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets to cost up to sh688,000

Tickets for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s long-awaited superfight will cost between $1,500 and $7,500, organizers said, but it is unclear how many will go on sale to the public.

Seats at the May 2 bout in Las Vegas promise to be one of the hottest tickets of the sporting decade, with the MGM Grand capacity limited to 16,800 people.

Many tickets are expected to be distributed to high-rollers and A-list celebrities desperate to be seen at a fight billed hyperbolically on Wednesday as the biggest bout in boxing history.

The clamor for tickets makes it likely that the number actually going on general sale is relatively small compared to other fights held at the venue.

Interest in May’s bout was reflected in the 600 media who attended Wednesday’s Los Angeles press conference between the two boxers, the only press event scheduled before the week of the fight.

The fight is also likely to smash pay-per-view records, with cable networks expected to charge around $100 per household for access to the bout.

“It transcends boxing for sure and will probably transcend sport,” said television executive Ken Hershman of HBO Sports, describing it as the “single largest boxing event of all time.”

Veteran fight promoter Bob Arum said the showdown would be a rare chance for boxing to shine on a global stage.

“Major events like the Super Bowl or even the Olympics get worldwide attention,” Arum said.

“It’s been rare that worldwide attention focuses on a boxing match. Believe me, the entire world will be watching this great event unfold.”

Arum last month said he expected the fight to be the most lucrative in history.

“I would say that Joe Frazier is turning over in his grave,” Arum said in an interview. “And Muhammad Ali is looking on in disbelief.”

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