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Virat Kohli Only Cricketer In Forbes’ 2019 World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes. Check Complete List

| Published on June 12, 2019

Forbes has released its 2019 list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of the previous year and the results are very interesting. Virat Kohli is the only cricketer and the only Indian to get a place in this list.


According to Forbes, Virat Kohli managed to earn $25 million via salary and endorsement deals over the past year. Most of these earnings have come through brand endorsement $21 million with salary accounting for $4 million.

Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete while Floyd Mayweather is the sports world’s highest earner, with $127 million via salary and endorsement deals.

Talking about the famous rivalry between Nessi and Ronaldo, Messi is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar completed a sweep of the top three positions by footballers, coming in third with earnings of $105 million.

Alvarez got the richest deal in boxing history last October after signing a five-year 11-fight contract with streaming network DAZN worth $365 million.

Tennis star Roger Federer is fifth on the list with total earnings of $93.4 million.

NFL and NBA stars rounded out the top 10 on the list, with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson 6th with $89.5 million just ahead of Aaron Rodgers with $89.3 million.

Tiger Woods is 11th on the list with $69.3 million, with an estimated $54 million in endorsements.


Serena Williams is the only woman to get a place in the list at 63rd with earnings of $29.2 million.

Here’s the top 10 highest earning athletes in Forbes 2019 list

1. Lionel Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Neymar

4. Canelo Alvarez

5. Roger Federer

6. Russell Wilson

7. Aaron Rodgers

8. LeBron James

9. Stephen Curry

10. Kevin Durant

You can check the complete list of 100 athletes here

Also Read: Top 10 Richest People In The World – Forbes List Of 2019

Which one is your favorite athlete among all these, when it comes to brand endorsements?

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