The world-boxing champion and Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has again made the headlines these last few days. He has beaten many of the popular names in the world, not inside the boxing game, but in the list of Forbes Magazine. Yes, he has made it to the higher half of Forbes’ List of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities.
Many Pacquiao ranked 33rd in the Forbes’ List, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Transformers’ director Michael Bay, writer J.K. Rowling , actors Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, singer Kanye West, and even co-boxer Floyd Mayweather. Forbes’ description of Manny Pacquiao goes this way:
“Pacquiao has become a pay-per-view stud with five fights each generating at least one million PPV buys during the past four years. Pacman has expanded his endorsement reach by signing deals with Monster Energy and Hennessy. Other partners include Nike and Hewlett-Packard. Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the Philippines in 2010 in a landslide victory.”
The final rank for each celebrity is the grand mean for several categories. In the case of Pacquiao, he excelled well in the area of earnings for the last 12 months ($67.0M) as he has a Money Rank of 16. He also performed well in TV/Radio Rank at the 47th spot. He did fairly well in Social Rank and Press Rank at 51 and 53, respectively. His Web Rank is kind of low at the73rd place. For the complete list, visit this page.
It must also be noted that last May, Forbes also recognized Pacquiao as the 4th Most Influential Athletes for 2012. Forbes wrote: “Likeable boxing champ is a king among the Philippine population. The contrast with boxing “bad guy” Floyd Mayweather doesn’t hurt.” He has 20% Influential and 59% Like/Like A Lot ratings. The top three spots went to Jimmie Johnson (Nascar), Tim Tebow (NFL) and Peyton Manning (NFL), respectively. For the complete list, visit this page.
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