In Forbes rich list, Virat Kohli listed at this unbelievable number

Jun 06, 2018, 06:56 PM IST

Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain, is among the world's highest-paid athletes, but in this list, he is ranked quite low. Kohli is the only Indian  sportsperson featured on the 'World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018 list prepared by Forbes. The list was topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.  As female women sportspersons Li Na retired and Maria Sharapova is still dealing with the aftermath of a suspension for using a banned substance, there was no female sports personality on the list, Forbes said. 


1. Virat Kohli was ranked 83rd on Forbes list with earnings of $24 million on the list


2. With $285 million earnings, the list is topped by 41-year-old Mayweather.  He was not among the top 100 in 2017 


3. With $111 million earnings, Soccer player Lionel Messi was in the second spot



4. With $108 million earnings, Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo was in the third


5. With $99 million earnings, Mixed Martial Arts player Conor McGregor was in the fourth position


6. With $90 million earnings, Soccer player Neymar was in the fifth spot


7. With $85.5 million earnings, Basketball player LeBron James secured the sixth spot on the list


8. With $77.2 million earnings, Tennis player Roger Federer was placed in the seventh spot on the Forbes list 


9. With $76.9 million earnings, Basketball player Stephen Curry secured the eighth position on the list


10. With $67.3 million earnings, football player Matt Ryan was in the ninth spot