Heat superstar LeBron James is one of the richest athletes in sport, according to Forbes magazine.

Forbes put out its annual list of the World's 100 highest-paid athletes on Monday.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped Forbes' list, earning $85 million in 2011 for two fights.

Another boxer Manny Pacquiao was second on the paid list, earning $62 million.

Both fighters topped golf superstar Tiger Woods who ranks third this year with earnings of $59.4 million.

Then comes LeBron who was the highest paid basketball player. Forbes said James earned $53 million in 2011. That's an impressive haul since he lost many paychecks due to the NBA lockout. LeBron made $13 million in salary and $40 million in endorsements.

Dwyane Wade ranks 35th on the list. Forbes pegs Wade at $24.7 million in earnings, split down the middle between salary and endorsements.