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Virat Kohli only Indian cricketer in Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes list

Virat Kohli only Indian cricketer in Forbes' top 100 highest-paid athletes list

Team India Captain Virat Kohli is the only Indian and sole cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020.

With estimated total earnings of $26 million ($24 million from endorsements and $2 million from salary/winnings), Kohli made a jump of over 30 places from 2019 and is at the 66th spot in the list.

“The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, Senior Editor, Forbes, reported the magazine’s official website.

Roger Federer became the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic knocked soccer’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday.

Here is the list of world’s top 10 highest-paid athlete for 2020 –

Rank Name Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements Sport
#1 Roger Federer $106.3 M $6.3 M $100 M Tennis
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo $105 M $60 M $45 M Soccer
#3 Lionel Messi $104 M $72 M $32 M Soccer
#4 Neymar $95.5 M $70.5 M $25 M Soccer
#5 LeBron James $88.2 M $28.2 M $60 M Basketball
#6 Stephen Curry $74.4 M $30.4 M $44 M Basketball
#7 Kevin Durant $63.9 M $28.9 M $35 M Basketball
#8 Tiger Woods $62.3 M $2.3 M $60 M Golf
#9 Kirk Cousins $60.5 M $58 M $2.5 M Football
#10 Carson Wentz $59.1 M $55.1 M $4 M Football

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