Recently, Virat Kohli became the only Indian to be featured in Forbes Magazine’s list of Highest Paid Athletes. He captured the 83rd spot on the list. Moreover, he also became the only cricketer to have a spot in the list. Let us check where he stands in the world of sports.
Virat Kohli Earned A Whopping Amount This Year
In 2017-2018, Virat Kohli earned a whopping amount of $24 Million. He earned $4M as his salary. Furthermore, the rest of the $20M is the amount that he earned from the brand endorsement. The previous year, he was on the 89th spot which means he leaped off 6 spots this year.
Endorsement Is The Key
If we talk about the income from the endorsements, he is the 15th highest earner. However, his salary is comparatively lower than most of the sportsperson in the list.
He Got More Than 25M Twitter Followers
About Virat Kohli, Forbes wrote, “Kohli isn’t just cricket-crazy India’s biggest name; he’s also one of the most popular athletes in the world, boasting more Twitter followers (25 million-plus) than all but three active sports stars.”
Highest Earning Player In IPL
Virat Kohli is the highest earning player in Indian Premier League. His contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore is worth $2.65 Million. Moreover, he is in A+ contract list of BCCI. He earns $1 Million from there.
MS Dhoni And Sachin Tendulkar Also Made The List
Virat is not the first cricketer to be featured in the list. Before it, MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar were also featured in the list. Dhoni became the 13th richest athlete in the world back in 2013. Moreover, Sachin captured the 51st spot in the list in the past. Since 2010, no other cricketers, apart from Dhoni, Kohli and Sachin could make it to the list.
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