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Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020

New Delhi: Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian cricket group, remained the one Indian and sole cricketer to function within the prime 100 of highest-paid athletes of 2020 put ahead by Forbes journal.

With an estimated complete incomes of $26 million ($24m from endorsements and $2m from wage/winnings), Virat Kohli has made a bounce of greater than 30 locations from 2019 and is on the 66th spot within the checklist. In 2019 too, the ace batsman was the one Indian to function in prime 100 (at 100th place) of the Forbes’ checklist with estimated earnings of $25 million.

Virat Kohli in Forbes' list

In the meantime, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer grew to become the primary from the game to prime Forbes’ checklist of highest paid athletes. With an estimated $106.three million earned over the previous 12 months, the Swiss maestro edged out Portuguese soccer famous person Cristiano Ronaldo from the highest spot.

The three athletes instantly beneath Federer are all soccer gamers with Ronaldo on second with estimated earnings of $105 million. Ronaldo’s arch rival Lionel Messi is third with an estimated $104 million whereas Brazil’s Neymar comes fourth with $95.5 million.

NBA stars got here subsequent within the checklist with Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James incomes $88.2 million, Golden State Warriors all-star Stephen Curry with $74.four million, Brooklyn Nets famous person Kevin Durant with an estimated $63.9 million.

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is the best paid feminine athlete with $37.four million. She nevertheless comes solely 29th within the general rankings. US tennis nice Serena Williams comes 33rd with $36 million.

The elements that went into Forbes’ calculation had been athletes’ income, together with prize cash, salaries, contract bonuses, endorsements, royalties, and look charges from June 1, 2019, till June 1, 2020.

(With Company Inputs)

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