Pacquiao grabs 35th ESPN’s most famous athlete

Filipino boxing idol and Senator-elect Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao gained 35th rank in the “World Fame 100” listed by ESPN. The rank was given based on athlete salary, endorsements, following on social media, and search popularity result on Google. Pacquiao is probably the only star among all who raised himself from streets to top world of boxing.

This national icon has the earning of $148 million and endorsements of $12 million as reported by ESPN. For now he has more than 10.6 million followers on Facebook and 33,400 on Twitter. Pacquiao’s winning stream remained unparalleled holding eight world championship in various weight division, which is totally loved by the Philippines people.

The international sports network said “
“The great eight-weight world champ is carving out a career as a politician in the Philippines—a fairly clumsy one so far if his anti-gay comments are anything to go by—but it’s a fair bet that, as a new senator there, he will not have the power to change society in the way he has done as a boxer,”
Pacquiao also has a position of “Magic 12 in the senatorial elections held on May 9, 2015. The craze of Pacman’s fights brought the crime rate to zero on that day as fans were busy catching the Pacquiao’s fight.

The “Peak Moment” of Pacquiao according to ESPN was during 2009 when he trashed down Miguel Cotto. It was a big night for the champion when he destroyed Cotto in the 12th round to become first man winning world titles in seven weight division.

On top of the list you will find Cristiano Ronaldo from Portuguese followed Lebron James from Cleveland Cavaliers, Lionel Messi from Barcelona Argentinian, and Roger Federer from Switzerland. The list also consist Golfer Tiger Woods, Athlete Maria Sharapova, Cricketer Virat Kohil, Tennis star Rafael Nadal and Midfielder James Rodriguez.

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