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Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Fighting three times in 2016 and breaking UFC pay-per-view records along the way, McGregor netted $34 million total, including $27 million in fight purses and another $7 million in endorsements.

Not only this, he is also the only cricketer to get featured in this list. The top five is the same as a year ago with only James and Messi swapping places.

McGregor (21-3), the only fighter in UFC history to hold world titles in separate divisions simultaneously, made the cut Wednesday in the Top 25 of Forbes 2017 world's highest-paid athletes list.

Branded as the "Indian cricket phenom", Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes.




Ronaldo topped the list after earning $93 million over the past 12 months to retain the crown of the world's highest-paid athlete for the second straight year. In 2015, Mayweather blew away the competition with earnings of $300 million, and that year Manny Pacquiao had the number two position with $160 million in earnings.

Think Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor can bump Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James in next year's list?

Last year Kohli made Dollars 1 million in salary and match fees from his national team, and he is also among the Indian Premier League's highest paid players, thanks to USD 2.3 million salaries from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Forbes said the majority of Virat Kohli's earnings are coming from sponsorship contract. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook were the top five National Basketball Association players.

But, the list has only one woman star. Hopefully, the next time around we'll find more female athletes in the list, alarmingly having just one representative (Serena Williams) out of 100 this time around.


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