Forbes: Virat Kohli is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes: Well, reports are saying that India’s cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli is the only Indian to be featured in the world’s highest-paid athletes list. You all should know that the list is made by the Forbes and American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather topped the list. Sources are saying that Kohli captured the 83rd rank with earnings of USD 24 million.
One thing is shocking that, the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ compilation is an all-male affair with no women being featured in the list. Reports are coming that Kohli, 29, is not just cricket-crazy India’s biggest name but he is one of the most popular athletes in India. You all may know that he has more than 25 million plus followers on Twitter which makes him the one of the most active sports star of our nation and world.
Now, you all are going to be amazed because Mayweather who is in the top number of the list is 41-year-old who made around with USD 285 million earnings. This year the Indian national cricket board ‘The Board of Control for Cricket in India’ named Kohli as one of just five players to receive the newly-created A+ contract.
One thing you all need to be known that Kohli is a popular face for the advertisements and working as an ambassador or advertisers for Puma, Pepsi, Audi, and Oakley for a long time. If we talk about the female sportspersons then Li Na, Maria Sharapova, and Serena Williams were the regular name of that list but Li retired in 2014 and Sharapova is still dealing with the aftermath of a 15-month suspension for using a banned substance.
You all should know that Williams was the only woman to feature in the top 100 last year, but her prize money dropped from USD 8 million to USD 62,000 this year. Also, the best thing is 40 NBA players made the cut in Forbes’ annual look at the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes and beat their own records.