Kohli among world’s highest-paid athletes: Forbes

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India cricket captain Virat Kohli has once again become the sole Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes,

ranked 100th in the table.

Kohli is last on the list of top-100 athletes, headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi, announced on Tuesday.

According to the Forbes list, Kohli estimated earnings is $ 21m from endorsements and $ 4m from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $ 25m for the last 12 months.

Ranked 83rd on last year’s list, Kohli has climbed down to the 100th spot despite an increase of $ 1m in endorsements.

Meanwhile, Messi has dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world’s highest earner, raking in $ 127 million via salary and endorsement deals.

Messi is now ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus and Portugal star is was second with earnings of $ 109 million.

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World’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes in 2019 (Source: Forbes)

  1. Lionel Messi (Football) – $127m
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – $109m
  3. Neymar (Football) – $105m
  4. Canelo Alvarez (Boxing) – $94m
  5. Roger Federer (Tennis) – $93.4m
  6. Russell Wilson (American Football) – $89.5m
  7. Aaron Rodgers (American Football) – $89.3m
  8. LeBron James (Basketball) – $89m
  9. Stephen Curry (Basketball) – $79.8m
  10. Kevin Durrant (Basketball) – $65.4m

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