India cricket team captain Virat Kohli has once again become the sole Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes, announced on June 11. He is ranked last on the list of top 100 athletes.
According to the Forbes list, Virat Kohli made USD 25 million by salary and advertisement deals last year. Out of $25 million, $21 million came through brand endorsement while he got $4 million as salary.
Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi has become the world’s highest paid athlete this year. He tops the list with USD 127 million earning via salary and ad deals.
Portuguese professional footballer and Messi’s biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo stands second on the list with earnings of USD 109 million.
Golfer Tiger Woods, who was once the number one, now stands 11th on the list with $69.3 million.
Meanwhile, legendary women’s singles tennis player, Serena Williams is the only woman on the list at the 63rd position, with incomes of $29.2 million.