Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the highest paid sportsperson from the country to feature among world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the Forbes list. Soccer star Cristian Ronaldo topped the list of the highest paid in the world.
Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total pay of $22 million that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another $19 million from endorsements.
Kohli was also described as the “Indian cricket Phenom and also had drawn comparisons to all-time great Tendulkar “for good reasons”
“The vast majority of his income, however, comes from one of the sports world’s most impressive sponsorships portfolios,” Forbes said.
The list has been topped by Ronaldo with a total pay of 93 million dollars. American basketball star LeBron James comes in at the second spot with $86.2 million, followed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi (3) with 80 million, tennis star Roger Federer (4) with 64 million and American basketball player Kevin Durant.
Golf legend Tiger Woods, who was arrested recently after police found him asleep at the steering wheel of his car as a result of his medication, comes in at the 17th position.