• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
Sports

Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. Here's who made it to top 10

Updated : June 12, 2019 01:32 PM IST

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the sole Indian athlete to be among the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world. Ranked 83rd on last year's list, Kohli has climbed down to the 100th spot despite an increase of $1 million in endorsements. Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, earning an estimate of $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. He is now ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Here is the list of top 10 highest-paid athletes.

#1: Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, with an estimate earning of $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. He received $92 million as salary in the last 12 months and $35 million from endorsements. (AP photo)
#1: Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, with an estimate earning of $127 million via salary and endorsement deals. He received $92 million as salary in the last 12 months and $35 million from endorsements. (AP photo)
#2: The 34-year-old Portugal football captain Cristiano Ronaldo earns an estimate of $109 million, according to Forbes. In the last year, he earned $65 million through salary and $44 million through endorsements. (AP)
#2: The 34-year-old Portugal football captain Cristiano Ronaldo earns an estimate of $109 million, according to Forbes. In the last year, he earned $65 million through salary and $44 million through endorsements. (AP)
#3: Brazil football player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, who also plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain, earns an estimate of $105 million. According to Forbes, he earns $75 million through salary and $44 million through endorsements.  (AP)
#3: Brazil football player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, who also plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain, earns an estimate of $105 million. According to Forbes, he earns $75 million through salary and $44 million through endorsements.  (AP)
#4: Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez aka Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, according to Forbes, earned an estimate of $94 million in the last year, earning $92 million in salary and $2 million in endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#4: Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez aka Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, according to Forbes, earned an estimate of $94 million in the last year, earning $92 million in salary and $2 million in endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#5: Lawn tennis star Roger Federer of Switzerland earned $93.4 million in the last year, with a major chunk of his earnings i.e $ 86 million coming from endorsements. He earned a salary of $7.4 million in the last 12 months, Forbes said. (Image: Reuters)
#5: Lawn tennis star Roger Federer of Switzerland earned $93.4 million in the last year, with a major chunk of his earnings i.e $ 86 million coming from endorsements. He earned a salary of $7.4 million in the last 12 months, Forbes said. (Image: Reuters)
#6: Seattle Seahawks US football quarterback Russell Wilson (3) earned an estimate of $89.5 million in the last 12 months. He earned $80.5 million as salary and  $9 million via endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#6: Seattle Seahawks US football quarterback Russell Wilson (3) earned an estimate of $89.5 million in the last 12 months. He earned $80.5 million as salary and  $9 million via endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#7:  Green Bay Packers US football quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) earned an estimate of $89.3 million in the last 12 months, receiving $80.3 million as salary and $9 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#7:  Green Bay Packers US football quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) earned an estimate of $89.3 million in the last 12 months, receiving $80.3 million as salary and $9 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#8: Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James earned an estimate of $89 million. He received a salary of  $36 million and $53 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#8: Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James earned an estimate of $89 million. He received a salary of  $36 million and $53 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#9: Golden State Warriors Basketball player (guard) Stephen Curry (30) earned an estimate of $79.8 million in the last 12 months, by receiving $37.8 million as salary and  $42 million from endorsements, according to Forbes. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#9: Golden State Warriors Basketball player (guard) Stephen Curry (30) earned an estimate of $79.8 million in the last 12 months, by receiving $37.8 million as salary and  $42 million from endorsements, according to Forbes. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#10: Golden State Warriors basketball player (forward) Kevin Durant (35) earned an estimate of $65.4 million in the last 12 months, by receiving $30.4 million as salary and  $35 million from endorsements, according to Forbes. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#10: Golden State Warriors basketball player (forward) Kevin Durant (35) earned an estimate of $65.4 million in the last 12 months, by receiving $30.4 million as salary and  $35 million from endorsements, according to Forbes. (Image: Reuters/USA TODAY)
#100: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the 100th highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes. He is the only Indian to make it to the 2019 list. Kohli's estimated earnings are $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25 million for the last 12 months. (AP Photo)
#100: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the 100th highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes. He is the only Indian to make it to the 2019 list. Kohli's estimated earnings are $21 million from endorsements and $4 million from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25 million for the last 12 months. (AP Photo)
Live TV

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18

Send your queries on investments and have them answered by our experts

Enter your details

Post