Filipino boxing legend and now Senator-elect Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is among the 100 most famous athletes in the world, according to sports website, ESPN.
Pacquiao ranks No. 35 on the list which, ESPN said its director of sports analytics, Ben Alamar, devised based on the “combined salary and endorsements with social media following and Google search popularity to create the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings”.
On top is football star Cristiano Ronaldo; Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, No. 2; football heroes, Lionel Messi and Neymar, at No. 3 and 4 respectively; and tennis’ living legend, Swiss Roger Federer at No. 5.
ESPN said the list started off with a simple question: Who’s the most famous athlete in the world?
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