Virat Kohli Only cricketer in Forbes' 2020 highest-paid athletes, Roger Federer Tops List
Virat Kohli Only cricketer in Forbes' 2020 highest-paid athletes, Roger Federer Tops List

Virat Kohli Only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 highest-paid athletes, Roger Federer Tops List

  • Indian skipper and flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020.
  • According to Forbes, the Indian captain had estimated total earnings of USD 26 million (USD 2 million from salary/winnings and USD 24 million from endorsements). Kohli is also the only Indian athlete to be included in the list.
  • Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has topped the list with an estimated earning of USD 106.3 million.
  • Football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in the third and second positions with earnings of USD 104 and USD 105 million respectively.
  • Brazilian footballer Neymar is immediately below Messi at the fourth spot with an estimated earning of USD 95.5 million.
  • According to Forbes’ website, figures include all prize money, salaries, and bonuses earned between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020.
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Here’s the list of Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes-

Spot Athlete Earnings
1 Roger Federer (Tennis) $106.3m
2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) $105m
3 Lionel Messi (Football) $104m
4 Neymar (Football) $95.5m
5 LeBron James (Basketball) $88.2m
6 Stephen Curry (Basketball) $74.4m
7 Kevin Durant (Basketball) $63.9m
8 Tiger Woods (Golf) $62.3m
9 Kirk Cousins (American Football) $60.5m
10 Carson Wentz (American Football) $59.1m


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