Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket team, remains the only Indian cricket player and the only one in the 100 highest-paid athletes in 2020 proposed by Forbes magazine.
With an estimated total income of $ 26 million ($ 24 million from support and $ 2 million from salary / wins), Kohli has made a leap of more than 30 places from 2019 and is 66th in the list. Also in 2019, ace batsman is the only Indian in the top 100 (in 100th place) with an estimated income of $ 25 million.
Meanwhile, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer became the first of these sports to list the highest paid Forbes athletes. With an estimated $ 106.3 million earned over the past 12 months, the Swiss maestro ousted Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from the top spot.
The three athletes just below Federer are all soccer players with Ronaldo in second place with an estimated income of $ 105 million. Ronaldo’s arch-rival, Lionel Messi, is in third place with an estimated $ 104 million, while Brazilian Neymar is fourth with $ 95.5 million.
The NBA star comes next on the list with Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James making $ 88.2 million, all-star Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry with $ 74.4 million, Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant with an estimated $ 63.9 million.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest paid female athlete with $ 37.4 million. But he only ranked 29th in the overall ranking. US tennis great Serena Williams is 33rd with $ 36 million.
Factors included in the Forbes calculation are athlete income, including prize money, salaries, bonus contracts, support, royalties, and performance fees from June 1, 2019, until June 1, 2020.
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