Forbes 2020 : Roger Federer Becomes Highest-Paid Athlete, Kohli the Only Cricketer Among Top-100
Mumbai : Forbes has released the list of the highest-paid players, with Switzerland’s star tennis player Roger Federer taking the top spot. His last year’s earnings were $ 106.3 million. The second number is Portugal’s footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, with earnings of $ 105 million. Lionel Messi has to settle for third place this time. Messi earned a total of $ 104 million last year. In Forbes’ 2019 list, Messi topped the list with earnings of Rs 881.72 crore.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the only cricketer who is included in the Forbes 2020 list. Kohli is at number 66 with an annual gross of $ 26 million. Kohli was ranked 100 in the Forbes 2019 list.
Virat Kohli is the only cricketer who has managed to make it to the fourth consecutive year in the Forbes list of the highest paid top-100 players of the world. Kohli was 89th with a net worth of Rs 141 crore in 2017, 83rd in 2018 with a net worth of Rs 166 crore, while he was ranked 100 in 2019.
Japan’s tennis player Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid player in the Forbes 2020 list. Osaka is at number 29 on this list with earnings of $ 37.4 million. After this comes the number of Serena Williams Ums who is at number 33.
The top-10 players on the Forbes 2020 list include 3 footballers, 3 basketball players, 2 NFL players, 1 tennis player and a golfer.
Top 10 list of Forbes 2020 (Highest Paid Player)
1. Roger Federer (Tennis)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football)
3. Lionel Messi (Football)
4. Neymar (Football)
5. Lebron james (basketball)
6. Stephen Curry (Basketball)
7. Kevin Durant (Basketball)
8. Tiger Woods (Golf)
9. Carson Wentz (American Football)
10. Kirk Cousins (American Football)